evaluate allusively to mention something as applicable
- To refer to something ultimately or by advice to have mention of a topic perhaps not specifically and clearly mentioned accompanied by to due to the fact tale alludes to a current transaction
- make a more or less disguised reference to
- To refer to one thing indirectly or by advice; to have mention of the an interest maybe not particularly and plainly mentioned; -- accompanied by to; as, the storyline alludes to a current transaction.
- evaluate allusively; to mention (something) as applicable.
1530s, "mock," from Middle French alluder or directly from Latin alludere "to relax and play, sport, joke, jest," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ludere "to relax and play" (see ludicrous). Indicating "make an indirect guide, point in driving" is from 1570s. Relevant: Alluded; alluding.
(v. i.) To refer to one thing ultimately or by recommendation; to have reference to a topic not particularly and clearly discussed; -- followed closely by to; since, the storyline alludes to a recently available exchange.
- (v. t.) To compare allusively; to refer (anything) as applicable.
Still, in spite of such measures, the Physiologus, like the Church History of Eusebius or the Pastor of Hermas, continued to be read with general interest, and even Gregory the Great did not disdain to allude to it on occasion.