What is refer?

  • (verb): Have as a meaning.
    Synonyms: denote
    See also — Additional definitions below


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More definitions of "refer":

  • (verb): Think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another.
    Example: "This plant can be referred to a known species"
  • (verb): Seek information from.
    Example: "Refer to your notes"
    Synonyms: consult, look up
  • (verb): Send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision.
    Example: "Refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"

Famous quotes containing the word refer:

    The members of a body-politic call it “the state” when it is passive, “the sovereign” when it is active, and a “power” when they compare it with others of its kind. Collectively they use the title “people,” and they refer to one another individually as “citizens” when speaking of their participation in the authority of the sovereign, and as “subjects” when speaking of their subordination to the laws of the state.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    Mr. Christian, it is about time for many people to begin to come to the White House to discuss different phases of the coal strike. When anybody comes, if his special problem concerns the state, refer him to the governor of Pennsylvania. If his problem has a national phase, refer him to the United States Coal Commission. In no event bring him to me.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    An academic dialect is perfected when its terms are hard to understand and refer only to one another.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)