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refer to (someone or something) as (someone or something)

To call someone or something by a particular name or title. Should I refer to you as Dr. Smith or Professor Smith? I think you're all old enough now that you can start calling me Nancy, instead of Mrs. Johnson. They guys in engineering have started referring to the project as "The Impossible Task."
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refer to (someone or something)

1. To make mention of or a reference to someone or something. "What a loudmouth," said John, referring to Tom. I was referring to Paris, Texas, not Paris, France.
2. To indicate, signify, or point to someone or something. The first pie chart refers to the company's various expenditure, while the second refers to our sources of revenue. This line in the application refers to people with a weekly income of less than $500 dollars.
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refer to (something)

To look or turn to something as a source of information or support. Please refer to your employee handbook if you have any questions about these policies.
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refer (one) to (someone or something)

To send or direct someone to something or someone else as a source of information or support. You can refer the customer to clause 34-B if they are still unsure of their obligation. Let me refer you to a friend of mine; he's a clinical psychologist and may be able to help.
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refer someone back to someone or something

to suggest that someone go back to someone or something, such as the source. I referred the client back to the lawyer she had originally consulted. Tom referred the customer back to the manufacturer who had made the shoddy product.
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refer someone to someone or something

to direct someone to someone or something; to send someone to someone or something. The front office referred me to you, and you are now referring me to someone else! They should have referred you to the personnel department.
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refer something back to someone or something

 and refer something back
to send something back to someone or a group for action. Dr. Smith knows more about this kind of case, so I referred it back to him. They referred back all the bills.
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refer to someone or something

to mention someone or something. Are you referring tome when you speak about a kind and helpful person? I was referring to the personnel department.
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refer to

v.
1. To mention or reference someone or something: When you say he's clumsy, are you referring to what he did the other day? When we are in the meeting, refer to me as your colleague and not as your sister.
2. To signify something or someone directly; denote something or someone: The red line on the graph refers to the birth rate and the blue line to the death rate.
3. To pertain to something or someone; concern something or someone: I have a question referring to yesterday's lecture.
4. To direct someone to someone or something for help, support, or information: My doctor couldn't find the problem, so she referred me to a specialist.
5. To have recourse to someone or something for help, support, or information; turn to someone or something: Whenever I encounter a word that I don't know, I refer to a dictionary.
6. To direct the attention of someone to something: The instructor referred us to the third page of the manual.
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9 Safe motherhood strategies clearly emphasise the need for timely referral by frontline maternity care providers and appropriate hospital care.
Creating a concrete plan with solid tactics will keep you accountable and focused on referral acquisition.
22 that preclude Florida lawyers from accepting referrals from any lawyer referral service that is not owned or operated by a member of the Bar.
Specific aspects of each referral were graded as 'green', 'amber' or 'red' according to whether appropriate details had been included adequately and were legible.
A decline in referrals could mean that a case manager or physician who was a consistent referral source has left an organization, or it could suggest something much more significant, including a negative perception about your facility or the presence of new competitors in the market.
32% of the participating organizations confirmed to have a specialized employee referral division within their recruitment departments
Instead of paying, there are some productive methods that you can implement to enhance and accelerate your referral program:
Ask for a referral anytime during your sales process when you deliver value.
Referral reasons within that category ranged from staged accident to exaggerated injury.
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WAITING times could be cut by dramatically as "snail-mail" referral letters are replaced by electronic messages.