refer to as
Definition of 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to think of, regard, or classify within a general category or group
: to explain in terms of a general cause
: to allot to a particular place, stage, or period
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