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Synonyms for reference
ˈrɛf ər əns, ˈrɛf rənsref·er·ence

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reference

    Synonyms:
    relation, regard, intimation, allusion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, referencenoun

    a remark that calls attention to something or someone

    "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, reference point, mention, honorable mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, reference work, computer address, consultation, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  2. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotationnoun

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, commendation, course credit, book of facts, character reference, credit rating, reference point, character, mention, citation, honorable mention, deferred payment, acknowledgement, reference book, quote, acknowledgment, credit entry, recognition, computer address, consultation, address, source, quotation, cite, point of reference, credit, reference work

  3. reference point, point of reference, referencenoun

    an indicator that orients you generally

    "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, source, character reference, reference point, point of reference, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, quotation, computer address, address, reference work, character, cite, book of facts, consultation, citation

  4. reference book, reference, reference work, book of factsnoun

    a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

    "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, reference point, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, reference work, computer address, consultation, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  5. character, reference, character referencenoun

    a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability

    "requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"

    Synonyms:
    reference point, type, role, cite, case, eccentric, fictitious character, theatrical role, fibre, reference work, address, acknowledgment, quality, point of reference, fictional character, reference book, quotation, part, computer address, grapheme, denotation, consultation, source, fiber, book of facts, character, persona, extension, mention, citation, graphic symbol, character reference, credit, lineament

  6. reference, denotation, extensionnoun

    the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to

    "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"

    Synonyms:
    prolongation, consultation, filename extension, cite, reference point, extension phone, reference work, acknowledgment, point of reference, elongation, character, indication, quotation, telephone extension, denotation, extension service, source, propagation, address, book of facts, annexe, university extension, annex, file name extension, extension, mention, citation, computer address, reference book, character reference, credit, lengthiness, wing

  7. reference, consultationnoun

    the act of referring or consulting

    "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, reference book, mention, interview, credit, consultation, point of reference, reference work, audience, computer address, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  8. reference, sourcenoun

    a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

    "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"

    Synonyms:
    extension, rootage, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, generator, reference book, author, seed, mention, reservoir, informant, germ, credit, beginning, consultation, origin, point of reference, reference work, computer address, address, quotation, character, root, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  9. address, computer address, referencenoun

    (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

    Synonyms:
    extension, computer address, savoir-faire, book of facts, character reference, reference point, character, mention, reference book, credit, acknowledgment, point of reference, citation, consultation, address, reference work, quotation, cite, denotation, destination, source, name and address, speech

  10. referenceverb

    the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to

    "he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"

    Synonyms:
    extension, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, reference book, mention, credit, consultation, point of reference, reference work, computer address, address, quotation, character, cite, book of facts, source, citation

  11. reference, citeverb

    refer to

    "he referenced his colleagues' work"

    Synonyms:
    bring up, refer, advert, adduce, name, summon, quote, abduce, mention, summons, cite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. referencenoun

    Synonyms:
    respect, regard, relation

  2. referencenoun

    Synonyms:
    allusion, intimation, hint

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How to use reference in a sentence?

  1. Gloria Allred:

    In reference to the issue raised by the defense in their joint letter report to the court today of their plan to challenge the constitutionality of what we call the ‘ lookback ’ provision in California, that is a major issue, they say they plan to challenge the constitutionality of the new law. If the new law was decided by a court – and ultimately that will have to be a decision most likely all the way up to the Supreme Court of California – to be unconstitutional, that is going to inflict significant harm potentially on many victims of child sexual abuse in California.

  2. Christopher Wylie:

    One of the things that did provoke me to leave was the beginnings of discussions of voter disengagement, I have seen documents reference and I recall conversations that it was intended to focus on African-American voters, the company learned that there were segments of the population that responded to messages like 'drain the swamp' or images of border walls or indeed paranoia about the 'deep state' that weren't necessarily reflected in mainstream polling or mainstream political discourse that Steve Bannon was interested in to help build his movement.

  3. Curt Miller:

    During last night's game, while arguing a call with an official, I made an inappropriate and offensive comment in reference to Liz Cambage's height and weight, i regret what I said in the heat of the moment and want to sincerely apologize to Liz Cambage and the entire Aces organization. I understand the gravity of my words and have learned from this.

  4. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department:

    Preliminarily, detectives believe a birthday party was taking place at the event hall when a fight occurred and shots were fired, shots were fired both inside and outside the building. There are no individuals detained reference this incident.

  5. Ashley Millard:

    I think this disconnect stems, in part, from the resources that dermatologists and pharmacists use to inform their patient counseling, for example . . . pharmacists are more likely to use drug reference textbooks, websites and medication package inserts, whereas dermatologists rely more on previous patient care experience and current research.


Translations for reference

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  • إشارةArabic
  • odkazCzech
  • Quelle, Referenz, referenzierenGerman
  • πηγέςGreek
  • referencoEsperanto
  • referenciaSpanish
  • referents, soovitus, viitama, allikasEstonian
  • vertausarvo, viite, mainita, suositus, viitata, lähdeviittaus, referenssi, lähdeFinnish
  • référence, recommandationFrench
  • iomradhScottish Gaelic
  • referansHaitian Creole
  • riferimentoItalian
  • 参照する, 照会先, 照会, 言及する, 参考, 出典Japanese
  • ಉಲ್ಲೇಖKannada
  • 참조, 참고, 參照, 參考Korean
  • سه‌رچاوه‌Kurdish
  • referente, referentie, referentDutch
  • henvisningNorwegian
  • naaltsoos bitsʼą́ą́dóó ééhóziniiNavajo, Navaho
  • odnosić się doPolish
  • referenciar, mencionar, referênciaPortuguese
  • sursă de referință, referințăRomanian
  • Справка, референция, ссылаться, рекомендация, образец, источник, характеристика, ссылка, отношение, отсылка, упоминать, поручительствоRussian
  • källa, källhänvisningSwedish
  • குறிப்புTamil
  • referans, kaynakTurkish
  • довідкаUkrainian
  • ریفرنسUrdu
  • tài liệu tham khảoVietnamese

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