verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
Origin of refer
Synonyms for refer
Related Words for refersinvoke, hint, attribute, introduce, cite, indicate, assign, specify, transfer, deliver, send, submit, recommend, commit, answer, relate, involve, connect, go, apply
Examples from the Web for refers
Contemporary Examples of refers
On social media, Madusa refers to her fans as pink warriors.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
Not all hospices will agree to facilitate self-dehydration, so Schwarz refers patients to those that will.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
The Daily Beast sat down with Stewart to discuss the film, the midterms—or what he refers to as “The Red Wedding,” and much more.Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre
November 9, 2014
Muslim refers to religion while Arab is an ethnicity and in fact more than 60 percent of Arab Americans are Christians.These Candidates Are Courting the Muslim Vote
October 15, 2014
(Yahoo now refers to itself as a digital media company rather than a technology company).Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay
October 5, 2014
Historical Examples of refers
Page 224—refers to a serving-maid holding a "red flabrum in her hand."The Chinese Fairy Book
Everything they print refers to Germans if not directly then obliquely.The Burning Spear
Let us take a survey of the professions to which he refers and try them by his standard.Phaedrus
The grandmother to whom he refers was born in that part of the town nearest to his own birthplace.
I think there is now no impropriety in stating that it is to her that the poem "Memories" refers.
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.