Synonyms for refer
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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 Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
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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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, referverb
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 withverb
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 upverb
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"
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I refer to it being pseudo-necrophilia, there are some people who really won’t go through a necrophilia act but having someone who is drugged or asleep may be enough for someone.
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.
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.
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite.
But I think it would be good to repeat this, if we could be persuasive simply by saying that for 70 years we have been a peaceful country and made great efforts, that would be fine. But to give firmer support to what we have done, we should refer to what went before.
Translations for refer
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- اشار الىArabic
- referere, henviseDanish
- beziehen, verweisenGerman
- παραπέμπω, αναφέρωGreek
- referirse, referirSpanish
- ohjata, viitata, neuvoaFinnish
- renvoyer, référerFrench
- hivatkozik, vonatkozikHungarian
- fare capo, riferireItalian
- doorverwijzen, verwijzenDutch
- odnosić się, skierowaćPolish
- mencionar, referir, remeter, encaminharPortuguese
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