refer to

Definition of refer to

1 :to look at or in (something) for information
  • She often refers to her notes when giving a speech.
  • Please refer to our Web site for more information.
2 :to have a direct connection or relationship to (something)
  • The word "finch" refers to a kind of bird.
  • The numbers shown in the text refer to footnotes at the bottom of the page.
3 :to talk about or write about (someone or something) especially briefly :to mention (someone or something) in speech or in writing
  • No one referred to the incident.

Word by Word Definitions

refer play
  1. : to think of, regard, or classify within a general category or group

  2. : to explain in terms of a general cause

  3. : to allot to a particular place, stage, or period


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