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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 something

to look at something for information or help He referred to the dictionary for the correct spelling of the word.
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refer to somebody/something

to mention or talk about someone or something I think you're referring to a TV interview on a news program last week. Do you think he was referring to me?
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refer somebody to something

to bring someone's attention to something I refer the reader to chapter 6.
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refer somebody to somebody/something

to give someone the name of someone else or of an organization My doctor referred me to a cancer specialist. She was referred to the Rare Books department of the public library.
Usage notes: people are usually referred to someone or something that will help them, as in the examples
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refer something to somebody/something

(slightly formal)
to ask that a problem or idea be considered by someone or something else The Senate voted to refer the issue to a subcommittee. All inquiries should be referred to the central office in Philadelphia.
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refer to somebody/something as somebody/something

to call someone or something by a particular name Some people referred to them as freedom fighters, but to me they were terrorists. The area south of 9th Street is referred to as the South Slope. His real name is Charles, but his friends refer to him as “Chuck.”
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refer to

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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Referrers saw similar improvements to parents and gave examples such as:
Then send it to your area Realtors and other appropriate referrers.
Using this simple strategy will start to fill your diary with potential clients and referrers and will have a dramatic effect on your success at networking events.
It is possible to credit these referrers with a bonus every time a friend is converted through the offer in the newsletter.
New Program, Among the Highest Paying in the Industry, Gives Referrers a Choice of $20, 20 Credits or 20% Commission Plus 10 Free Credits to Newly Referred Customers
The Plaintiffs who filed this case allege that Google broke privacy promises to Google users by intentionally and systematically embedding individual search queries, and search query components of user Web Histories, in referrer headers sent to third parties without user consent or through its Analytics service.
Prohibit affiliate poaching by hiding the click referrer before the consumer traffic redirects to the merchant's landing page.
View a two-minute video on the Fishbowl Referrer Program: http://www.
100 or more to the referrer when the referral signs on as a new customer.
Through the Buzz Referrals custom application, the referrer gets a personal link that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter or via email.
It's more equally mutually beneficial for both referrer and referee when the referee signs up for a Home Office digital phone plan, as each party gets a credit of approximately $50.
With most affiliate networks it is the final referrer i.
If the visitor becomes a paying customer of Patriot, the referrer receives a check for $25.
For instance, analyzing URL referrer streams has enabled phishing attacks to be detected early on, while analyzing delivery failure notifications used during phishing campaigns has made it possible to measure the numerical scope of the spam operation.
Expectations as far as referrer information have broadened over the past year with stricter and stricter regulation.