refer (refers, present participle referring; past and past participle referred)
- (transitive) To direct the attention of.
- The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
- (transitive) 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
- (transitive) 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.
- (intransitive, construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
- To explain the problem, the teacher referred to an example in another textbook.
(grammar) To be referential to another element in a sentence. (computing) To address a specific location in computer memory.
- (education) Required to resit an examination.
- Smith's marks in the finals were unsatisfactory and he was referred.
- French: référer
- German: verweisen
- Italian: riferire
- Portuguese: encaminhar
- Russian: относи́ть
- Spanish: referir
- French: renvoyer (à)
- German: beziehen
- Portuguese: referir, mencionar
- Spanish: referirse, estar relacionado