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- (transitive) To direct the attention of.
- The shop assistant referred me to the help desk on ground floor.
- (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
- (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.
- (Can we add an example for this sense?) (intransitive, construed with to) To allude to, make a reference or allusion to.
- To explain the problem, the teacher referred to an example in another textbook.
to direct to a source for help or information
to direct the attention of
to allude to (grammar term)
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