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verb (allud, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned;—followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.
These speeches . . . do seem to unto such ministerial garments as were then in use. --Hooker.
    Etymology: Latin alludere to play with, to allude; ad + ludere to play.

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