verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Origin of refer
OTHER WORDS FROM refer
Example sentences from the Web for refer
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“A mother has lost a son,” referring to his late cousin Akai.Protesters Demand Justice For Gurley As Gap Grows Between Cops and NYC|M.L. Nestel|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was referring to web censorship behind the Great Firewall.
He was referring to the genocide of Muslims during the Bosnian War.When Countries Lose Their Shit Over American Movies|Asawin Suebsaeng|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ask Alexander Gilkes, referring to Prince William and Kate Middleton, whose wedding he attended.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Times, referring to the debate on the Irish Church, remarked that the viceroyalty was more and more 'a mere ornament.'The Land-War In Ireland (1870)|James Godkin
It is tautology, for two sentences further on it is all expressed in its proper place, in referring to the history of the king.Junius Unmasked|Joel Moody
"There is nothing at all dreadful, nothing that would shock you," he said, referring to the appearance of the dying man.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
"She writes that her mother is very ill," proceeded the young man, referring again to the letter.The Masked Bridal|Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
Giuliana had asked no questions, and Maria had been sure that there would never be any need of referring to her secret again.A Lady of Rome|F. Marion Crawford