Refer can mean:

  • Referral (business): To refer a person is to personally recommend, endorse, and pass them to a qualified professional or service that can serve their need, often including informing both parties of said recommendation and/or endorsement.
  • Referral (medicine): To refer a patient is to transfer their care from one clinician to another
  • Commit (motion), a motion in parliamentary procedure
  • Refer (software), the troff preprocessor for citations
  • REFER, Rede Ferroviária Nacional, the Portuguese rail network manager
  • REFER – Responsible Energy for European Regions
  • Referral, a form of instant replay in cricket
  • HTTP referrer, from the point of view of an internet webpage or resource, the address of the webpage of the resource which links to it.

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Famous quotes containing the word refer:

    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.
    William Golding (b. 1911)

    When we interpret nature, we refer phenomena that are rarely entirely unintelligible back to something that actually exists, but is equally unintelligible.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    I can’t talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it’s a horror to look back on. I can’t imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn’t even refer to the place by name. “Out there,” I called it.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)