with reference to

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with reference to (someone or something)

Regarding or having to do with someone or something; in connection with someone or something. We received an anonymous tip with reference to the ongoing investigation. With reference to my opponent's remarks, let me state for the record that I have always condemned hate speech in all forms. I wanted to speak to you with reference to the new accountant you hired.
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with reference to

Also, with regard or respect to . See in regard to.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in/with ˈreference to

(formal or written) used to say what you are talking or writing about: With reference to your letter of July 22...
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References in classic literature ?
With reference to commerce, the proclamation to industrious workmen and to peasants evoked no response.
Yet species and genus do not merely indicate quality, like the term 'white'; 'white' indicates quality and nothing further, but species and genus determine the quality with reference to a substance: they signify substance qualitatively differentiated.