verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
Origin of refer
Synonyms for refer
Examples from the Web for referrable
Historical Examples of referrable
The origin of the diddle is referrable to the infancy of the Human Race.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Specimens of D. agilis from the desert slope two miles east of Valyermo are referrable to the subspecies perplexus.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California
Terry A. Vaughan
verb -fers, -ferring or -ferred (often foll by to)
Word Origin for refer
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.