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Allude vs. Imply

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Alludeverb

(intransitive) To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

Implyverb

to have as a necessary consequence

‘The proposition that "all dogs are mammals" implies that my dog is a mammal’;

Alludeverb

To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion; to have reference to a subject not specifically and plainly mentioned; - followed by to; as, the story alludes to a recent transaction.

‘These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.’;

Implyverb

to suggest by logical inference

‘When I state that your dog is brown, I am not implying that all dogs are brown’;

Alludeverb

To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.

Implyverb

to hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement

‘What do you mean "we need to be more careful with hygiene"? Are you implying that I don't wash my hands?’;

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Alludeverb

make a more or less disguised reference to;

‘He alluded to the problem but did not mention it’;

Implyverb

(archaic) to enfold, entangle.

Alludeverb

suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at

‘she had a way of alluding to Jean but never saying her name’;

Implyverb

To infold or involve; to wrap up.

Alludeverb

mention without discussing at length

‘we will allude briefly to the main points’;

Implyverb

To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.

‘Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied.’; ‘When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services.’;

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Alludeverb

(of an artist or a work of art) recall (an earlier work or style) in such a way as to suggest a relationship with it

‘the photographs allude to Italian Baroque painting’;

Implyverb

To refer, ascribe, or attribute.

‘Whence might this distaste arise?’; ‘If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will.To which I most imply it.’;

Implyverb

express or state indirectly

Implyverb

suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

Implyverb

have as a logical consequence;

‘The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers’;

Implyverb

suggest that someone is guilty

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Implyverb

have as a necessary feature or consequence; entail;

‘This decision involves many changes’;

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