What are some alternative words for reference?

Synonyms for reference
ˈrɛf ər əns, ˈrɛf rəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, reference(noun)

    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, quotation(noun)

    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, reference(noun)

    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 facts(noun)

    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 reference(noun)

    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, extension(noun)

    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, consultation(noun)

    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, source(noun)

    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, reference(noun)

    (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. reference(verb)

    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, cite(verb)

    refer to

    "he referenced his colleagues' work"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reference

    Synonyms:
    relation, regard, intimation, allusion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    respect, regard, relation

  2. reference(n.)

    Synonyms:
    allusion, intimation, hint

How to pronounce reference?

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How to say reference in sign language?

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How to use reference in a sentence?

  1. Jane Harley:

    Given that our editorial guidelines that reference pigs and pork have been in place for as long as I can remember, little did I imagine that they would attract international headlines claiming that Oxford University Press had banned sausages, to clarify, OUP does not have a blanket ban on pork products in its titles, and we do still publish books about pigs.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Being judgemental is neither good nor correct. When we judge others only from our frame of reference, we invariably fail to understand all other frames of reference that may lead to totally different perspectives. Being judgemental is a sign of arrogance, disrespect and ignorance IMHO. History shows us that those who judge others also get judged by others, in exactly the same manner and with the identical yardstick of measure. Don't be judgemental, and accept the world as is. Always live, and let live all others around you. Cheers!

  3. Schuyler Marshall:

    The reference here was that this was just an intensely focused, bright guy who knew his stuff.

  4. Lee Zeldin:

    I see an understanding, a recognition in the resolution with regards to ISIS attacks on Muslims, on Christians and others, and I didn't see a reference to Jews, and one of the efforts I've been involved in is trying to raise awareness for the rising tide of anti-semitism.

  5. Megyn Kelly:

    It’s basically a character reference, and they’re saying, ‘For what it’s worth, my experience with him has always been honorable, and he’s always treated me well.’ And I understand that. Because when you love the person being under attack, you want to say, ‘This has been my experience.'.


Translations for reference

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  • إشارةArabic
  • odkazCzech
  • Referenz, referenzieren, QuelleGerman
  • πηγέςGreek
  • referencoEsperanto
  • referenciaSpanish
  • referents, soovitus, viitama, allikasEstonian
  • referenssi, viitata, viite, suositus, lähdeviittaus, mainita, vertausarvo, lähdeFinnish
  • recommandation, référenceFrench
  • iomradhScottish Gaelic
  • referansHaitian Creole
  • riferimentoItalian
  • 参考, 照会, 参照する, 出典, 言及する, 照会先Japanese
  • ಉಲ್ಲೇಖKannada
  • 참조, 참고, 參照, 參考Korean
  • سه‌رچاوه‌Kurdish
  • referente, referentie, referentDutch
  • henvisningNorwegian
  • naaltsoos bitsʼą́ą́dóó ééhóziniiNavajo, Navaho
  • odnosić się doPolish
  • referenciar, referência, mencionarPortuguese
  • referință, sursă de referințăRomanian
  • референция, ссылаться, рекомендация, характеристика, ссылка, отношение, упоминать, поручительство, отсылка, источник, образец, СправкаRussian
  • källhänvisning, källaSwedish
  • குறிப்புTamil
  • referans, kaynakTurkish
  • довідкаUkrainian
  • ریفرنسUrdu
  • tài liệu tham khảoVietnamese

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