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verb     allude pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlealluding
past tensealluded
past participlealluded

phrasal verb

allude to

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyallude to
he/she/italludes to
present participlealluding to
past tensealluded to
past participlealluded to
allude to something to mention someone or something in an indirect way

He kept alluding to his wife, but didn’t mention her name.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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