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

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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