verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
- refectory table,
- reference book,
- reference electrode,
- reference frame
Origin of refer
Examples from the Web for referred
The NRA opposes him because he referred to gun violence as a “public-health crisis.”
Dressed in golden garments, Perrers was referred to as "The Lady of the Sun" by the king.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the media, meanwhile, has referred to her as every label under the sun, from “a man” to “transsexual.”Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, she is left with the option to go to vocational school, or what is referred to as lycée professionnel in France.
He met twice with Pope Francis and referred to the pontiff as a role model.
Thus my memory was really correct; I had merely forgotten the experience to which it referred.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
The Samuel Tompson referred to in the following entry seems to have been the son of the deacon, and was born Nov. 6, 1662.Some Phases of Sexual Morality and Church Discipline in Colonial New England|Charles Francis Adams
Certain public officials, not specifically alluded to by name, were referred to as fools and sycophants.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1|John Charles Dent
The including of them may now be referred to the object of direct taxes, and incidentally only to that representation.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
That Thule is often referred to as an island by later authors is of little weight.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)|Fridtjof Nansen
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.