Delude vs Allude - What's the difference?

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Delude is a related term of allude.


As verbs the difference between delude and allude

is that delude is to deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe while allude is to refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.

delude

English

Verb

(delud)
  • To deceive into believing something which is false; to lead into error; to dupe.
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  • * Burke
  • To delude the nation by an airy phantom.
  • (obsolete) To frustrate or disappoint.
  • * Dryden
  • It deludes thy search.

    Synonyms

    * (to deceive) deceive, mislead

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    allude

    English

    Verb

    (allud)
  • To refer to something indirectly or by suggestion.
  • * 1597 , , Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity , Book V, Chapter xxix.3, 1841 ed., page 523:
  • These speeches . . . do seem to allude unto such ministerial garments as were then in use.
  • * 1846 , George Luxford, Edward Newman, The Phytologist: a popular botanical miscellany: Volume 2, Part 2 , page 474
  • It was aptly said by Newton that "whatever is not deduced from facts must be regarded as hypothesis," but hypothesis appears to us a title too honourable for the crude guessings to which we allude .
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    Synonyms

    * advert, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Derived terms

    * allusive * allusion

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