As far as I'm concerned, both of the verbs "refer" and "allude" are used to mention something indirectly. But the question is how they differ in meaning and where I can use each one? I have made some examples. Please have a look on them and let me know which option suits each example better and why?
- Pronouns are often used to ........... to a noun that has already been mentioned.
- He kept ............. to his wife, but didn't mention her name.
To me, both of the choices work identically in both of the examples without any particular difference in meaning.