refer to as


: to call (something or someone) by (a specified name or title)
The victim was referred to only as "John Doe."
At one time, people referred to the city as the Paris of the East.

Examples of refer to as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nichols and witnesses for the gun rights groups argued that what the measure and the state refer to as large-capacity magazines are really standard-capacity magazines in common use today. oregonlive, 5 June 2023 This third sound is what people often refer to as the binaural beat. Nicole Dellert, Allure, 21 Feb. 2023 The mass killing at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio on Saturday night has devastated the majority-Asian community of Monterey Park, Calif., which residents affectionately refer to as the nation’s first suburban Chinatown. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2023 The announcement came during a speech in which the mayor heralded ongoing work in what civic leaders oft refer to as San Diego’s crown jewel. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2023 Spend some time in the small town, explore the shops and restaurants, or hike among the rocks to feel the energy some refer to as vortexes. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2023 That's because gasoline is what economists refer to as an inelastic good, one where price has relatively little impact on the amount purchased — unlike the aforementioned nonessential goods. Chris Isidore, CNN, 19 Aug. 2022 The reopening has been a curious mix of spy-grade hush-hush, in which it amazingly didn’t get leaked on social media, and something video gamers might refer to as an Easter egg hunt. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 The night celebrates excellence in cinema and TV and kickstarts what fashion folx refer to as red carpet season. Essence Fashion Editors, Essence, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Refer to as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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