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Verb: refer (referred,referring)  ri'fur
  1. Make reference to
    - mention, advert, bring up, cite, name
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
    "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
     
  5. Seek information from
    "refer to your notes";
    - consult, look up
     
  6. Have as a meaning
    - denote
     
  7. Use a name to designate
    "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

Derived forms: referred, refers, referring

Type of: assort, call, christen, class, classify, direct, have in mind, intend, mean, name, research, send, separate, signify, sort, sort out, stand for, think of

Encyclopedia: Refer