allude, touch, advert(verb)
make a more or less disguised reference to
"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
adjoin, touch, give ear, have-to doe with, cite, rival, pertain, match, concern, impact, pay heed, tinge, refer, meet, bring up, touch on, affect, name, relate, stir, equal, tinct, bear on, allude, bear upon, mention, attend, reach, hang, contact, come to, advert, partake, extend to, disturb, tint
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Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
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