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Difference between Allude, Elude and Refer

Allude means to hint or refer to indirectly.

  • The memo did allude to past equipment failures and problems.

Elude means to avoid or escape.

  • After the hit, the base runner tried to elude the shortstop’s tag.

Refer means to make direct reference to something.

  • If you have other questions, refer to the charts for more data.