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allude vs elude

To allude to something is a verb. It means to refer to something indirectly.

For example:

He alluded to the scandal without direclty mentioning it.

To elude something is a verb. It can mean to escape or evade capture in a clever way, or you can use it to express a lack of understanding of something.

For example:

He eluded the police for 25 years.

The rules of English spelling continually elude me.

 

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