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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) refer

Synonyms: refer Definition: think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another Usage: This plant can be referred to a known species

Hypernyms: class, classify, assort, separate, sort, sort out Definition: arrange or order by classes or categories Usage: How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Synonyms: consult, look up, refer Definition: seek information from Usage: You should consult the dictionary; refer to your notes

Hypernyms: research Definition: attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner Usage: The student researched the history of that word

Synonyms: denote, refer Definition: have as a meaning Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'

Hypernyms: mean, intend, signify, stand for Definition: denote or connote Usage: `maison' means `house' in French; An example sentence would show what this word means

Synonyms: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer Definition: make reference to Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Hypernyms: have in mind, think of, mean Definition: intend to refer to Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!

Synonyms: refer Definition: use a name to designate Usage: Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary

Hypernyms: name, call Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Synonyms: refer Definition: send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision Usage: refer a patient to a specialist; refer a bill to a committee

Hypernyms: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation