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refer

re·fer

refer

 
 
pronunciation:
rih fuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: referred, referring, refers
definition 1: to direct to a source for assistance.
He referred me to a good doctor.
synonyms:
connect with
similar words:
direct, recommend, send
definition 2: to give over for consideration.
We referred the dispute to a mediator.
synonyms:
relegate, submit
similar words:
assign, consign, entrust, hand over
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to allude.
She referred to his work in her speech.
synonyms:
advert, allude
similar words:
cite, mention, name, quote, reference, touch on
definition 2: to relate or pertain.
synonyms:
apply, pertain, relate
similar words:
appertain, concern
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derivation: referable (referrable) (adj.)
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