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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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The panel found "that while the company may not have deliberately set out to link the product with sexuality, the brand name alluded to sexual success and accordingly found the product in breach of the responsibility code".
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.
Castellanos alluded to problems of racism and diversity he addressed at his former district, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Orange County.
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.
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.
In giving this show the convoluted title "Seems to B: Soddisfaction, Incomplection, Putrefaction," Vormstein alluded to a kind of creative posthistory in which the work of art marks not the conclusion but only the beginning.
The late Edward Said often alluded to these weaknesses when critiquing Lewis's work.
Culminating an expected second stage of his investigation--focused on compensation and distribution in the life, accident and disability insurance markets--Spitzer alluded to his earlier suit accusing top commercial broker Marsh & McLennan Cos.
However, as alluded to by several authors in your health care technology issue, it was not until the physicians saw past the initial learning curve did the realization of the electronic medical record goal become achievable.
April) was interesting, but I was disappointed that he only alluded to Opus Dei's role in the book (i.
Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold of ECUSA, who gave the homily, alluded to the conflict in his church over the ordination of a gay bishop and
Building contractors have known about the importance of having a solid foundation at least since Biblical times, as alluded to in a parable told by Jesus in the Book of Matthew.
During the homily, Gregory alluded to the sex scandal, telling attendees that he recognized the necessity of a "cleansing needed within our own house.