What is the difference between allude and elude?
Verb – suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at; mention without discussing at length.
- John was alluding to the fact that there was no money left in the bank.
- Jane only alluded to the real points in her speech.
Verb – escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way; fail to be attained by (someone)
- He eluded the policeman by jumping out of the window.
- Although he was very tired, sleep eluded him.
Let’s use allude and elude in the same sentence:
- The reporter only alluded to the reasons why Al Capone was able to elude capture for so many years.