refer

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refer (third-person singular simple present refers, present participle referring, simple past and past participle referred)

  1. (transitive) To direct the attention of.
    The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
  2. (transitive) To submit to (another person or group) for consideration; to send or direct elsewhere.
    He referred the matter to the principal.
    to refer a patient to a psychiatrist
  3. (transitive) To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation.
    He referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
  4. (intransitive, construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
    1. (grammar) to be referential to another element in a sentence

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refer

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of referō