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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 say refer in sign language?

  1. refer

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How to use refer in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Governor Bill Haslam:

    The substance of this bill doesn't address a group, issue or belief system, rather, it allows counselors – just as we allow other professionals like doctors and lawyers – to refer a client to another counselor when the goals or behaviors would violate a sincerely held principle.

  3. South Carolina:

    To think that on this day, as we try to make sure that fewer people lose confidence in this nation -- to have the senator from Illinois refer to this process, this bill, this opportunity to restore hope and confidence and trust from the American people, from African Americans, from communities of color, to call this a token process hurts my soul for my country, for our people.

  4. Angela Carter:

    We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies -- all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.

  5. Larry Levine:

    He's going to what I like to refer to as 'Jewish heaven,'.


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