- From Middle English referren, from Old French referer, from Latin referre, from re- + ferre (“to carry or bear”); see bher- in Indo-European Roots.
- (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.
- He referred the matter to the principal.
- (intransitive, construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
Category English words derived from: refer not found
- refer to
- refer someone to
- Category:English words containing but not directly derived from: refer
to direct to a source for help or information
to submit to an authority figure for consideration
to direct the attention of
to allude to
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