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‘Allude’ or ‘elude’?
Although when spoken these two words sound somewhat similar, their meanings are quite different. Allude is to suggest or indirectly call attention to something, for example:
She had a way of alluding to Jean but never saying her name.
Whereas elude means to escape from or avoid someone or something:
The thief eluded the authorities for months.
Or the failure to achieve or attain something:
After three years, the cup still eluded them.
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