Definitions for refer

Definitions for (verb) refer

Main entry: 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

Main entry: consult, look up, refer

Definition: seek information from

Usage: You should consult the dictionary; refer to your notes

Main entry: denote, refer

Definition: have as a meaning

Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'

Main entry: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer

Definition: make reference to

Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Main entry: refer

Definition: use a name to designate

Usage: Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary

Main entry: refer

Definition: send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision

Usage: refer a patient to a specialist; refer a bill to a committee

Main entry: concern, bear on, come to, refer, relate, touch, touch on, have-to doe with, pertain

Definition: be relevant to

Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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