make reference to

idiom

: to talk or write about in brief way : to mention
She made reference to our agreement.

Examples of make reference to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sent from 2015 to 2021, while Mr. Adams was borough president, the emails reviewed by The Times make reference to a series of private meetings between Mr. Adams, Turkish Airlines executives and Turkish government officials and businesspeople, as well as appearances with them at public events. Dana Rubinstein, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 Excerpts of private emails Abdul allegedly sent Lythgoe and posts made on social media made by her that make reference to him are also cited in the filing. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 Also: Which Swift song will Romo make reference to first, will Swift be seen mouthing a curse word and will Swift be shown live after the Chiefs’ first touchdown (duh)? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 5 Feb. 2024 Archival records, including an 1899 map, make reference to a cemetery on the premises of Genoa Indian Industrial School in Nebraska, about 90 miles west of Omaha — but the location of the cemetery has been lost. Zach Levitt, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 The menus will make reference to models of the brand, including an Elégante tasting menu (four courses, CHF 110), a Souverain tasting menu (five courses, CHF 140), and an Astronomic tasting menu (seven courses, CHF 180). Carol Besler, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2023 The latter frequently make reference to her profound Catholic faith, which was a defining aspect of both her identity and literary output, but hardly a case of blind belief. Peter Debruge, Variety, 1 Sep. 2023 The industrial sconces make reference to the cabin’s farmland locale and play off the red stripes of the wool throws and vintage grain sack pillows. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 17 May 2023 The industrial sconces make reference to the cabin’s farmland locale and play off the red stripes of the wool throws and vintage grain sack pillows. Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 17 May 2023

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“Make reference to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20reference%20to. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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