mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)
make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
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
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"
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
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"
send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
"refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
consult, refer, look up(verb)
seek information from
"You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
have as a meaning
"`multi-' denotes `many' "
use a name to designate
"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
To direct the attention of.
The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
To submit to an authority figure for consideration.
He referred the matter to the principal.
To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
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How to use refer in a sentence?
What is wrong with the secretary-general of the U.N.? this report ... the one that you refer to, is 10 years old.
These parasites that we refer to as politicians, are nothing but corporate strippers on paid vacation.
When Vietnam refers to the 'new situation', they are using coded language to refer to the rising likelihood of an armed confrontation or clash with China, particularly in the South China Sea.
I might not want you to refer me and just because you brought some business to me, does not mean that I am required shift my morals or my message to refer you. That is how I approach referrals.
How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF ... Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.
Translations for refer
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- اشار الىArabic
- henvise, referereDanish
- verweisen, beziehenGerman
- παραπέμπω, αναφέρωGreek
- referir, referirseSpanish
- neuvoa, viitata, ohjataFinnish
- renvoyer, référerFrench
- vonatkozik, hivatkozikHungarian
- riferire, fare capoItalian
- verwijzen, doorverwijzenDutch
- skierować, odnosić sięPolish
- encaminhar, referir, mencionar, remeterPortuguese
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