refer to

phrasal verb
referred to; referring to; refers 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 website 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.

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“Refer to.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refer%20to. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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