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    refer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word refer

    Definition
    (verb) make reference to
    Synonyms : advert , bring up , cite , mention , name
    Example Sentence
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
    Definition
    (verb) be relevant to
    Example Sentence
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
    Definition
    (verb) think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
    Example Sentence
    • This plant can be referred to a known species
    Definition
    (verb) send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
    Example Sentence
    • refer a patient to a specialist
    • refer a bill to a committee
    Definition
    (verb) seek information from
    Synonyms : consult , look up
    Example Sentence
    • You should consult the dictionary
    • refer to your notes
    Definition
    (verb) have as a meaning
    Synonyms : denote
    Example Sentence
    • `multi-' denotes `many'
    Definition
    (verb) use a name to designate
    Example Sentence
    • Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary
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