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 refer refer

verb

  • () make reference to  ( advert, bring up, name, cite, refer, mention )
    make reference to
     His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
    His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
  • () be relevant to  ( have to do with, touch on, bear on, touch, come to, pertain, relate, refer, concern )
    be relevant to
     There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    There were lots of questions referring to her talk
     My remark pertained to your earlier comments
    My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  • () think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another  ( refer )
    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
    This plant can be referred to a known species
  • () send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision  ( refer )
    send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
     refer a patient to a specialist
    refer a patient to a specialist
     refer a bill to a committee
    refer a bill to a committee
  • () seek information from  ( consult, refer, look up )
    seek information from
     You should consult the dictionary
    You should consult the dictionary
     refer to your notes
    refer to your notes
  • () have as a meaning  ( refer, denote )
    have as a meaning
     multi-' denotes many'
    multi-' denotes many'
  • use a name to designate  ( refer )
    use a name to designate
     Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary
    Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary


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