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refer - What does it mean?

Definition of 'refer'



  • To direct the attention of.
  • The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
  • To submit to (another person or group) for consideration; to send or direct elsewhere.
  • He referred the matter to the principal.
    to refer a patient to a psychiatrist
  • 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.
  • He referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
  • (rfex) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
  • # (grammar) to be referential to another element in a sentence
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  • Synonyms

    * delegate * direct

    Derived terms

    * refer to * refer someone to


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