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allude to

1. To indirectly or vaguely refer to something. What exactly are you alluding to? Just come right out and say it!
2. To reference another source. Shakespeare alludes to the Bible in many of his works.

allude to someone or something

to refer to someone or something; to make an implication about someone or something. I did not mean to allude to someone you disliked so much. I alluded to the accident only once.
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Egyptian Minister of Finance Mohamed Moeit CAIRO, Feb 5 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Minister of Finance Mohamed Moeit said on Tuesday that continuing improvement of the financial indices affirm that the national economy "is moving steadily on the right track." Minister Al-Moeit, speaking at a news conference, alluded to full-scale government economic and social reforms, carried out with support from the people and major partners, namely the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the seven major industrial nations and the European Union countries.
(the quantities indicated are estimates only and no guarantee is given that the quantities alluded to will be purchased).
!-- -- Alexis Romero (philstar.com) - December 19, 2018 - 6:56pm MANILA, Philippines Malacantildeang claimed he did not feel alluded to by the prelate's remarks but President Duterte has reacted harshly to Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle's reminder that power should not be used to bully people.
Presidential chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo on Monday said leaders of the Duterte administration do not feel alluded to by the warning of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle against arrogant kings who employ violence to assert their authority over the weak.
NNA - Our crisis with them, hinges on their subservience to the outside amid total inability to make decisions, minister of State for parliament Affairs Muhammad Fneish, alluded to Hizbullah's opponents during his marking of week one at the slaying of a couple of party members in Yohmor South Lebanon today.
"There is no nakedness, it's only alluded to. But when we allude to it, it's kind of intense.
The Independent Complaints Panel, which enforces the Portman Group's code of practice on the promotion of alcohol, said the name alluded to sexual success.
I look forward to the time when the chain can be pulled on 'alluded to' (incorrect usage) just as vigorously as it has been pulled on 'absolutely' (incorrect usage) and 'hopefully' (ditto).
The Holocaust is another theme--if an unusually daunting one--that is alluded to by many Jewish choreographers.
18, 2004, the Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson alluded to "the marginality of Parliament" that had persisted despite every promise that had been made before Martin came to power.
This editorial alluded to the opinion held by some that we should use our political muscle to establish trade laws that benefit us without regard to how it affects others.
But as you alluded to, a weapon of mass destruction in our world goes beyond that [definition] and includes improvised explosive devices."
How the changing workplace might affect urban form and lifestyles, what their overall effect on social and cultural life might be are rarely even alluded to. In essence, both books have been written by boosters.
Using a near perfect imitation of Arthur Conan Doyle, Lauren Steinhauer resurrects Sherlock Holmes for an adventure that expands on hints of an adventure alluded to by Doyle in THE SUSSEX VAMPIRE.