allude vs refer :


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

  • v  make reference to
  • v  be relevant to
    There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • v  think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
    This plant can be referred to a known species
  • v  send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
    refer a patient to a specialist
    refer a bill to a committee
  • v  seek information from
    refer to your notes
  • v  have as a meaning
  • v  use a name to designate
    Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary
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

  • Retirement Planner: Good investment mix can take you a long way
    The "invisible hand" of economic forces rewards investors who take some risk. The reward is inevitable if you wait long enough, and financial markets refer to it as the "risk premium.
    June 15, 2013 - San Jose Mercury News
  • Rep. Ed Royce demands inspector general's documents on suspected State Department cover-up
    The chairman of a key House committee on Thursday demanded that the State Department's office of inspector general explain passages in internal documents that refer to pressure from department higher-ups to quash investigations into suspected criminal activity — including the solicitation of prostitutes, illegal drug activity and sexual assault — ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Washington Times
  • MLB Players Not Getting Enough Credit Right Now
    One of the popular debates among sports fans is how one player gets all this attention while another player is forgotten even though that player is having a much better year. I like to refer to these discussions as the Rodney Dangerfield debate, who was famous for the line "I don't get no respect." This article will try to right that wrong by focusing on players who are having an impressive ...
    June 14, 2013 - Bleacher Report