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Synonyms for refer
rɪˈfɜr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

    Synonyms:
    come to, touch, relate, give ear, concern, put forward, reference, cite, consult, pertain, adduce, summons, abduce, elevate, key out, describe, appoint, pay heed, call down, have-to doe with, conjure, lift, make, observe, arouse, key, remark, bring up, call, list, quote, conjure up, nurture, reboot, boot, advert, touch on, look up, constitute, summon, raise, identify, stir, get up, nominate, bear on, call forth, invoke, name, attend, mention, hang, evoke, rear, denote, distinguish, parent, allude, diagnose, discover, note

  2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)

    be relevant to

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

    Synonyms:
    adjoin, touch, resuscitate, equal, associate, doctor, have-to doe with, cite, rival, hit, consult, fix, pertain, appertain, continue, concern, impact, mend, worry, link, strike, meet, reach, repair, connect, bushel, stir, bring up, uphold, tinge, look up, affect, occupy, restore, name, relate, touch on, interrelate, preserve, tinct, bear on, partake, allude, bear upon, mention, colligate, contact, match, tie in, come to, advert, push, furbish up, denote, carry on, revive, extend to, interest, disturb, link up, tint

  3. refer(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    denote, consult, touch, bring up, touch on, relate, bear on, concern, name, advert, mention, look up, have-to doe with, come to, pertain, cite

  4. refer(verb)

    send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision

    "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"

    Synonyms:
    denote, consult, touch, bring up, touch on, relate, bear on, concern, name, advert, mention, look up, have-to doe with, come to, pertain, cite

  5. consult, refer, look up(verb)

    seek information from

    "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"

    Synonyms:
    confab, relate, confer, touch, bring up, mention, name, have-to doe with, consult, advert, touch on, denote, confer with, come to, confabulate, pertain, cite, bear on, look up, concern

  6. denote, refer(verb)

    have as a meaning

    "`multi-' denotes `many' "

    Synonyms:
    name, touch, announce, mention, have-to doe with, consult, advert, touch on, bring up, denote, come to, relate, pertain, cite, bear on, look up, concern

  7. refer(verb)

    use a name to designate

    "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"

    Synonyms:
    denote, consult, touch, bring up, touch on, relate, bear on, concern, name, advert, mention, look up, have-to doe with, come to, pertain, cite

Wiktionary

  1. refer(verb)

    Synonyms:
    delegate, direct

  2. refer(verb)

    To direct the attention of.

    The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.

    Synonyms:
    delegate, direct

  3. refer(verb)

    To submit to an authority figure for consideration.

    He referred the matter to the principal.

    Synonyms:
    direct, delegate

  4. refer(verb)

    To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.

    Synonyms:
    direct, delegate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refer

    Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, hint, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, point, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. refer

    Synonyms:
    attribute, associate, assign, advert, connect, relate, point, belong, allude, apply, appeal

    Antonyms:
    disconnect, dissociate, misapply, misappertain, alienate, misbeseem, disresemble

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. refer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, consign, commit, leave, deliver over, give in charge

  2. refer(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attribute, ascribe, impute, assign

  3. refer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    relate, belong, pertain, appertain, have reference

  4. refer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    appeal, apply, have recourse

  5. refer(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    allude, direct attention, make allusion, make reference, hint at

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. refer(v)

    Synonyms:
    allude

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    see, relate, reference, consult, mention, consults, query, transmit, footnote, designate, defer, submit, pertain

How to pronounce refer?

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How to use refer in a sentence?

  1. Elizabeth Wydra:

    Given the strong public interest in getting DAPA off the ground as soon as possible, the administration will almost certainly go straight to the Supreme Court, it will file this request with Justice (Antonin) Scalia, the justice assigned to the Fifth Circuit, but he will very likely refer the matter to the entire Court for all of the justices to consider.

  2. Dorothy Parker:

    I can't talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it's a horror to look back on. I can't imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn't even refer to the place by name. Out there, I called it.

  3. Reza Sanaye:

    Basics of Macro-systems' Behavior Prediction 1 .The Macro-systems with their sometimes stochastic behavior may be (good) indicators of the dispersal of information from a holistic standpoint as well as [to be discussed later on] from a regionally molecular anisotropic zone. 2. The data scattering as for systems with quasi-vector behavior on liquids, on gases, and amongst solids, when observed from an epi-phenomenological perspective versus a phenomenological one, can show that a number of classical views on mechanistic behavior of Macro-systems may be substituted with some “machinic” view.¬ 3. The abandonment of the purely mechanistic view of interfacial forces and the adoption of thermodynamic and probabilistic concepts such as free energy and entropy have been two of the most important steps towards getting out of the worn-out mechanistic notions into more abstract conceptualization of information dispersal, working instead of causality. 4. Comparison also has to be made between hermeneutics of the notion of entropic forces within and without the framework of established thermodynamics. The very word “force” is itself a bit too collocated with entropy already. What we are after is to make it next of kin to ideas of data, information, topology of data, and mereology of stochasticity. 5. The physico-chemical potentiality inside a variety of equilibrium states can be used as a platform for anisotropic configurations whereby not only the entropy of confinement, but also the entropy of dispersal find their true meaning. 6. Within contexts of classical accumulation and energy-growth models, the verifiability of any anisotropic reversal is also demonstrable, if not by means of a set of axioms, at least by multiplicities of interfacial behavior in which experimental data find their mereotopological ratios one in the neighborhood of the other (considering first, for the sake of simplicity, our state spaces to be of metric nature). 7. Thus, there remains the reciprocity of interfacial tensions calculations where surface tension gives rise to internal polarization of those data systems by which we should like to derive either axiomatic or multiple manifoldic regionalization of PREDICTION. 8. This, with a number of Chaotic and Strange-Attractors modifications, can potentially be applied even to the whole matrix of the Universe. 9. Most of the literature on systems (information) entropy regard mesoscopic level as THE one with highest aptitude for (physicalistic) data analysis. However, there are clues to indicate that some of the main streams of structuration and dynamics are EITHER in common amongst microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic systems OR holistic patterns of the said structurations and dynamics can be derived one from the other two. For example, we shall show later—in the course of the unfolding of present notions—that density functional theory (DFT) which has become the physicists’ methodology for describing solids’ electronic structure, can also be extended to other methods or systems. Few-atom systems can implicate the already explicated order of, say, biomolecules if rigorous analyses are carried out over the transition phases (translational data mappings). 10. The level of likelihood of information dispersal in any nano- and pico-systems with/without (full) attachment to and/or dependence upon chemical energy exchange, relates to dynamics of differentials of those multiplicities of tubing interconnector manifolds which potentially have the capacity to harness thermal energy. This spells that consumption of chemical energy does not necessarily always act against the infusion of energy. Here, delineation has to be made over the minutiae of the differences between Micro- and Macro-systems. Any movement of lines of demarcation throughout the said systems over the issue of (non-)interdependency of data mereotopology on chemical energy exchange, may be predicted if classical nucleation and growth theories give their place to an even more rigorous science of Differences. Repetition of (observation) of such Differences makes it possible to see through some of the most “macro” levels of systematicity [we have already run some simulations of micro-spaces’ state mappings for purposes of clarifying how many of the plasma macro jet streams inside stars or in the inter-galaxial space move. Even magneticity has turned out, with all due caution, to be comparable]. The above-said Differences actually refer to potentialities within lines of thermodynamic exchanges based upon anisotropy of information. Such exchanges nominate themselves as MO exchanges when “micro” but as some the most specific gravito-convectional currents in usages for astrology, earth science, and ecology. Thence, the science will be brought out of prognosing the detailed balance of mesoscopic (ir-)reversibility in terms of data neighborhoods connectivity. On any differentiable manifold with its own ring of universal differentiable functions, we may determine to have the “installing” of modules of Kähler spaces where demarcation could be represented by: d(a+b)=da+db, d(ab)=adb+bda, and: dλ=0(a,b∈A,λ∈k)d(a+b)=da+db,d(ab)=adb+bda,dλ=0(a,b∈A,λ∈k) Where any one module has the formalism: dbdb (b∈Ab∈A). All these having been said, again we have the problematics of still remaining within the realm of classic calculus. It is likely that for Macrosystems we may decide not to apply the classical version.

  4. Paul Marciano:

    I have never been alone with Kate Upton, i have never touched Kate Upton inappropriately. Nor would I ever refer to a Guess model in such a derogatory manner.

  5. Albert Einstein:

    As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.


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