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refer

 
Verb refer has 6 senses
  1. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    --1 is one way to think of, have in mind, mean
    Derived form: noun reference1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    => Something is ----ing PP
    => Somebody ----s PP
  2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on - have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    Derived form: noun reference6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    => Something is ----ing PP
  3. refer - think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"
    --3 is one way to
    classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate
    Derived form: noun reference9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. refer - send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"
    --4 is one way to
    send, direct
    Derived forms: noun referee2, noun referee1, noun reference7, noun referral2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  5. consult, refer, look up - seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
    --5 is one way to research
    Derived forms: noun reference8, noun reference4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
  6. denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
    --6 is one way to mean, intend
    Derived forms: noun reference9, noun reference6
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    => Something is ----ing PP
    => Somebody ----s PP
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