Does one allude danger or allude to an implied point, or both?
- Allude is a verb that means “to casually mention something or refer to it indirectly”: “He alluded to another instance in which defendant failed to follow through with his obligations.”
- Elude is a verb that means to evade or escape from someone or something: “The criminal managed to elude capture by the police.”
Rule—Allude/Elude: To elude is to EVADE; to allude is to casually ANNOUNCE.
- Tip: Allude is used with an object; elude is often not.
Now let’s elude the risk of you forgetting this lesson by doing some practice problems.