allude vs elude : Common Errors in English

About allude vs elude

You can allude (refer) to your daughter’s membership in the honorsociety when boasting about her, but a criminal tries to elude (escape)captivity. There is no such word as “illude.”

allude Meaning(s)

  • (v) make a more or less disguised reference to

elude Meaning(s)

  • (v) avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
  • (v) be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
  • (v) escape, either physically or mentally

allude in News

  • Books: 'The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt' by John Taliaferro

    "There are two important lines of human endeavor in which men are forbidden even to allude to their success," John Hay told the governor of New York state, the mayor-elect of New York City, and members of the chamber of commerce: "affairs of the heart and diplomatic affairs. In doing so, one not only commits a vulgarity which transcends all questions of taste, but makes all future success ...
    on June 23, 2013 Source: Tulsa World

elude in News

  1. Pierce County's "Most Wanted"

    Although crime is not rampant around Pierce County, there are still those who break the law - and elude capture.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Blackshear Times

  2. Car theft suspect caught after search in Turlock

    A man driving a stolen car managed to elude officers for several hours Tuesday but didn't get away completely, authorities said.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Modesto Bee

  3. Officers Say Man Refused To Stop, Struck Deputy’s Cruiser

    A man who allegedly tried to elude an officer struck his cruiser while the deputy was still inside. Get details.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WBNS-10TV Columbus

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