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  Definition of refer
  1. 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"
  2. seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
  3. have as a meaning; "`multi-'' denotes `many'' "
  4. make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  5. send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
  6. have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
Similar Words: consult, look up, denote, mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on

 

Hyponyms: twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate, euphemize, euphemise, hark back, return, come back, recall, name, identify, apply, slur, express, state, commend, remember, speak of the devil, quote, cite, touch on, invoke, appeal, namedrop, raise, bring up, drag up, dredge up, cross-refer, submit, subject, recommit, focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, hold, go for, involve, affect, regard, matter to, interest

 

Grouped Verbs: denote, allude, touch, advert

 

Derivational Morphology: reference, source, reference book, reference work, book of facts, consultation, denotation, extension, mention, name, naming, citation, quotation, quote, acknowledgment, credit, mentioner, reviewer, referee, reader, ref, referral, applicability, pertinence, pertinency

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 談到   Dutch: verwijzen  
Finnish: ohjata   French: référer  
German: verweisen   Greek: παραπέμπω  
Hungarian: hivatkozni   Italian: riferire  
Japanese: 問い合わせる   Korean: 언급하다  
Portuguese: referir   Russian: относить  
Spanish: referir   Swedish: hänvisa  
 
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