Associations to the word «Refer»


REFER, verb. (transitive) To direct the attention of.
REFER, verb. (transitive) To submit to (another person or group) for consideration; to send or direct elsewhere.
REFER, verb. (transitive) To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation.
REFER, verb. (intransitive) (construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
REFER, verb. (grammar) to be referential to another element in a sentence

Dictionary definition

REFER, verb. Make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention".
REFER, verb. Be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments".
REFER, verb. Think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species".
REFER, verb. Send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee".
REFER, verb. Seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes".
REFER, verb. Have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ".
REFER, verb. Use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary".

Wise words

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