How to use
'to bring back, report, refer'
, from ferre
past tense and past participle
, present participle
refer to somebody/something
to mention or speak about someone or something
We agreed never to refer to the matter again.
Although she didn't mention any names, everyone knew who she was referring to.
refer to somebody/something as
He likes to be referred to as 'Doctor Khee'.
refer to somebody/something by
The hospital now refers to patients by name, not case number.
to look at a book, map, piece of paper etc for information
He gave the speech without referring to his notes.
if a statement, number, report etc refers to someone or something, it is about that person or thing
The figures refer to our sales in Europe.
refer somebody/something to somebody
to send someone or something to a person or organization to be helped or dealt with
My doctor is referring me to a dermatologist.
My complaint was referred to the manufacturers.
refer somebody to something
to tell someone where to find information
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Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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