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Refer meaning

refer - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. have to do with or be relevant to; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; " My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  2. 2. To carry or send back.
  3. 3. Hence: To send or direct away; to send or direct elsewhere, as for treatment, aid, information, decision, etc.; to make over, or pass over, to another; as, to refer a student to an author; to refer a beggar to an officer; to refer a bill to a committee; a court refers a matter of fact to a commissioner for investigation, or refers a question of law to a superior tribunal.
  4. 4. To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation; as, he referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
  5. 5. To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one's self; as, to refer to a dictionary.
  6. 6. To have relation or reference; to relate; to point; as, the figure refers to a footnote.
  7. 7. To carry the mind or thought; to direct attention; as, the preacher referred to the late election.
  8. 8. To direct inquiry for information or a guarantee of any kind, as in respect to one's integrity, capacity, pecuniary ability, and the like; as, I referred to his employer for the truth of his story.
  9. 9. To have reference.
  10. 10. To take or send back; submit to another; assign.

refer - examples of usage

  1. You know I wouldn't have let you keep coming here if you hadn't promised never to refer to it." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. I refer, of course, to Mr. Darwin. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  3. 16, 177. Then what was the difficulty or objection that you refer to? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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