Synonyms and Antonyms of refer to
1 to make reference to or speak about briefly but specifically try not to refer to the recent death of her aunt Synonyms advert (to), cite, drop, instance, name, note, notice, quote, mention (to), specify, touch (on or upon)Related Words allude (to), hint (at), imply, indicate, infer, intend, intimate, suggest; point (out), signal, signify; denominate, designate; indicate; bring up, broach, interject, interpolate, interpose, introduce; infiltrate, insinuate, worm; advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publicize, publish, sound; clarify, clear (up), elucidate, explain, explicate, spell outNear Antonyms disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight
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 Synonyms consult, go (to), resort (to), turn (to)Related Words employ, use, utilize; depend (on), rely (on)
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