Verb: refer (referred,referring) ri'fur
- Make reference to
- mention, advert, bring up, cite, name
- Be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk";
- pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do with
- 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"
- Send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
"refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
- Seek information from
"refer to your notes";
- consult, look up
- Have as a meaning
- Use a name to designate
"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
Derived forms: refers, referring, referred
Type of: assort, call, class, classify, direct, have in mind, intend, mean, name, research, send, separate, signify, sort, sort out, stand for, think of