allude vs elude :


  • v  make a more or less disguised reference to
    He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

  • v  escape, either physically or mentally
    The thief eluded the police
  • v  be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    What you are seeing in him eludes me
  • v  avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 23, 2013 - Tulsa World
  • Vermilion school’s new design is based on red clay heritage
    VERMILION — The color of new Vermilion Elementary School will allude to the city’s Native American history.
    June 6, 2013 - The Morning Journal

  • Pierce County's "Most Wanted"
    Although crime is not rampant around Pierce County, there are still those who break the law - and elude capture.
    June 23, 2013 - The Blackshear Times
  • Blast it! Yankees' CC upset by slam
    As CC Sabathia watched Wil Myers’ fly ball to right-center barely elude Brett Gardner, bounce off the top of the wall and into the stands for a grand slam, Sabathia appeared to be in disbelief. “I’m used to playing here, knowing balls are going to get out that probably...
    June 23, 2013 - New York Post
  • Men steal car, try to elude police
    Frankfort Police say an officer spotted a speeding car on US 127 around 12:35 a.m. on June 19. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, the car sped off and made a turn trying to elude him.
    June 21, 2013 - WAVE 3 Louisville