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refer (to)

verb

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1 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically
  • try not to refer to the recent death of her aunt

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2 to use or seek out as a source of aid, relief, or advantage
  • she studied so she wouldn't have to refer to the book during the exam

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“Refer (to).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/refer%20%28to%29. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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