Refer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈfɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word refer
Brit.  |rɪˈfəː|  British pronunciation of the word refer


- make reference to (syn: advert, cite, mention, name)
- be relevant to(syn: concern, pertain, relate, touch)
- think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
- send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
- seek information from(syn: consult)
- have as a meaning (syn: denote)
- use a name to designate


How can doctors refer patients for treatment without examining them first?

Most of the patients we see here were referred by other doctors.

They referred me to the manager.

He referred to me for some advice.

He referred frequently to his notes while speaking.

Refer to the dictionary when you don't know how to spell a word.

He referred his ill temper to indigestion.

He referred his fast recovery to this new medicine he had been taking.

What's happened never referred to none of us.

For my proof I refer to your letter.

No one referred to yesterday's quarrel.

The footnote refers to page 26.

May I refer you back to my earlier remarks on this subject?

This style of music is generally referred to the 18th century.

The new law does not refer to land used for farming.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: refer
he/she/it: refers
present participle: referring
past tense: referred
past participle: referred
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