Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REFERRED

To my mind, under the conditions I have referred to, such could not fail to be the case.

For further information the reader is referred to other writers.

He did not know what it referred to, and I read it verbatim.

He then referred to Blandois' disappearance, of which it was probable she had heard?

She referred to her son's culpable connection with Baroness Duvillard.

On board of the packet-ship just now referred to, sir, and on the same occasion.

The paths of the tornadoes we have referred to conclusively show this.

I have already alluded to the way in which things are referred to God, and said to be of God.

The company I referred to was the official party which has just gone to the falls.

He was referred to assizes, but got away in the meanwhile, and so saved his neck.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to trace back (to a first cause), attribute, assign," from Old French referer (14c.) and directly from Latin referre "to relate, refer," literally "to carry back," from re- "back" (see re-) + ferre "carry" (see infer). Meaning "to commit to some authority for a decision" is from mid-15c.; sense of "to direct (someone) to a book, etc." is from c.1600. Related: Referred; referring.