Definition of refer
- refer a patient to a specialist
- refer a bill back to a committee
- no one referred to yesterday's quarrel
- referred frequently to his notes while speaking
How can doctors refer patients for treatment without examining them first?
Most of the patients we see here were referred by other doctors.
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: to send (someone or something) to a particular person or place for treatment, help, advice, etc.
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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