allude to Formal
Meaning: to mention or refer to something or someone in an indirect waySynonym: refer to
- allude to sb/sth In his speech, the President alluded to the fact that the economy was not in good condition when he took over.
- allude to sb/sth When the judge was summing up the case, he alluded to the sort of punishment he would have to hand down if the jury found the defendant guilty.
When discussing the life and work of Thomas, the commentator didn't say the poet was an alcoholic, but he alluded to the fact that