Refer

  • 1 refer — re‧fer [rɪˈfɜː ǁ ɜːr] verb referred PTandPPX referring PRESPARTX refer to phrasal verb [transitive] 1. refer to something to mention something: • I refer to your letter of 22 March …

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  • 2 refer — ► VERB (referred, referring) 1) (refer to) mention or allude to. 2) (refer to) direct the attention of (someone) to. 3) (refer to) (of a word or phrase) describe or denote. 4) ( …

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  • 3 refer — 1 assign, credit, accredit, *ascribe, attribute, impute, charge Analogous words: associate, relate, connect (see JOIN): *direct, aim, point, lay 2 *resort, apply, go, turn Analogous words: consult, *c …

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  • 4 Refer — Re*fer , v. i. 1. To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one s self; as, to refer to a dictionary. [1913 Webster] In suits . . . it is to refer to some friend of trust. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To have relation or reference; to relate;… …

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  • 5 Refer — Re*fer (r[ e]*f[ e]r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Referred} (r[ e]*f[ e]rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Referring}.] [F. r[ e]f[ e]rer, L. referre; pref. re re + ferre to bear. See {Bear} to carry.] 1. To carry or send back. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 6 refer to — (of a word or phrase) describe or denote. → refer refer to consult (a source of information). → refer refer to mention or allude to. → refer …

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  • 7 refer — [v1] mention accredit, adduce, advert, allude, ascribe, assign, associate, attribute, bring up, charge, cite, credit, designate, direct attention, excerpt, exemplify, extract, give as example, glance, hint, impute, indicate, insert, instance,… …

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  • 8 refer — [ri fʉr′] vt. referred, referring [ME referren < MFr referer < L referre < re , back + ferre, to BEAR1] 1. to assign or attribute (to) as cause or origin 2. to assign, or regard or name as belonging (to a kind, class, date, etc.) 3. to… …

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  • 9 Refer — can mean:*To refer a patient is to transfer their care from one clinician to another *Refer (software), the troff preprocessor for citationsOther*Reference *Reefer …

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  • 10 refer — re·fer /ri fər/ vt re·ferred, re·fer·ring: to send or direct for treatment, aid, service, information, or decision referred the debtor to an attorney with expertise in bankruptcy; specif: commit (1c) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

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  • 11 refer — late 14c., to trace back, attribute, assign, from O.Fr. referer (14c.), from L. referre to relate, refer, lit. to carry back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + ferre carry (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Meaning to commit to some authority for a deci …

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  • 12 refer to — index allude, appeal, ascribe, bear (adduce), cite (state), concern (involve) …

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  • 13 REFER — acronyme pour Réseau électronique francophone pour l éducation et la recherche, réseau fédérateur des initiatives francophones sur Internet. (V. AUPELF UREF, SYFED et francophonie.) …

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  • 14 refer to — (someone/something) to mention or talk about someone or something. I think you re referring to a TV interview on a news program last week. Do you think he was referring to me? …

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  • 15 refer to — (something) to look at something for information or help. He referred to the dictionary for the correct spelling of the word …

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  • 16 refer — The inflected forms are referred, referring. The derivative adjective is spelt either referable (one r; pronounced with the stress on the first syllable) or referrable (two rs; pronounced with the stress on the second syllable) …

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  • 17 REFER —  Rede Ferroviária Nacional?/i, Entidade Pública Empresarial, normalerweise abgekürzt als REFER, EPE oder nur REFER, ist ein öffentliches portugiesisches Unternehmen, dessen Aufgabe die Verwaltung und Instandhaltung des …

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  • 18 refer to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms refer to : present tense I/you/we/they refer to he/she/it refers to present participle referring to past tense referred to past participle referred to 1) refer to someone/something to mention someone or… …

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  • 19 refer to sb — Ⅰ. UK US refer to sb/sth Phrasal Verb with refer({{}}/rɪˈfɜːr/ verb ( rr ) ► to talk or write about someone or something: »I refer to your letter of 13 March, 2011. refer to sth/sb as sth »The fixed price includes an amount of compensation, which …

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  • 20 refer — re|fer [ rı fɜr ] verb *** re fer to phrasal verb transitive 1. ) refer to someone/something to mention someone or something when you are speaking or writing: She referred to the subject several times during her speech. Jack was careful not to… …

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