Definition for refer

verb as in direct, guide

verb as in seek information

Strongest matches

advise, apply, go

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Example Sentences

Some refer to the temps at which you can sleep comfortably, while others to the lowest possible temperature at which an average person will feel comfortable.

The first clue is the exhibition’s title, “Vertical Internal,” which refers to the spaces between the scan lines in an analog television signal.

Maybe he’s referring to the “interest” forms and alerts available from hospitals — I’ve signed up for those.

Pirates, then, are seen as romantic heroes — the underdogs fighting the establishment — whom historian Marcus Rediker refers to as proto-democratic, egalitarian and multicultural.

Last summer, Bregman referred him a big case simply because he wanted to help Peretti get a legal experience he had not yet had.

Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”

Have a kid here –what some pejoratively refer to as an “anchor baby” – and it is tougher to be deported.

His acolytes, some of whom refer to themselves as “health freedom fighters” are undeterred by this sort of jealous shoptalk.

One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.

How am I supposed to refer to a person of the opposite sex whom I am not married to but who is, well, “special”?

The royal Audiencia has investigated this matter, on petition of the cabildo, in order to refer it to that royal council.

I have no desire to use reproaches, and I shall refer as little as I may to the past.

The other combinational tone to which we refer is that produced by the interval of a major third.

I want to be sure K. himself takes notice and that is why I refer to him at the tail end of the cable.

Frank rather lost his breath at this suggestion, but he had the presence of mind to refer the decision to Chumru himself.


On this page you'll find 160 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to refer, such as: assign, attribute, cite, hint, indicate, and introduce.

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