refer meaning

EN[ɹɪˈfɜː] [-ɜː(ɹ)]
  • Refer may refer to:
  • Reference, a relation of designation or linking between objects
  • Referral marketing, to personally recommend, endorse, and pass a person to a qualified professional or service
  • Referral (medicine), to transfer a patient's care from one clinician to another
  • Commit (motion), a motion in parliamentary procedure
  • Refer (software), the tr-off preprocessor for citations
  • REFER, Rede Ferroviária Nacional, the Portuguese rail network manager
  • REFER – Responsible Energy for European Regions
  • Referral, a form of instant replay in cricket

    Definition of refer in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGrefersPRreferringPT, PPreferredPREré-
    1. VT To direct the attention of.
      1. The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
    2. VT To submit to (another person or group) for consideration; to send or direct elsewhere.
      1. He referred the matter to the principal.
      2. to refer a patient to a psychiatrist
    3. VT 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.
      1. He referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
    4. VI (construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • The hot-and-cold-water treatment Sweetie referred to is called kneipping: you put your feet or your wrists or your shins in water to force your circulation to speed up.
        • They didn’t think my mum could take over, much less me, whom they referred to as Ang Yew Seng’s zha bor kia (Hokkien for daughter).
        • The factor conflict refers to affective aspects of biculturality whereas the factor distance includes learning and performance aspects of acculturation (Benet-Martinez & Haritatos 2005).
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Verbs
        • Intransitive verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        Meaning of refer for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "refer" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
        Difficultness: Level 1
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        Definiteness: Level 7
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