refer back


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Related to refer back: pertain to, take into account, in line with

refer back

To submit something back to some person or group of authority, as to decide, settle, or examine something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "refer" and "back." We'll have to refer back this matter and proceed only once we've heard from our legal team. We've made the changes requested of us, so now we have to refer it back to the panel to see if it can be approved.
See also: back, refer
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According to Walsh, one of the advantages of the CD-ROM course is the ability to refer back to the materials at any time.
"But they also were able to take really good notes so that when they came back and we were having class discussion about what went on, they had good recall because they could refer back to those notes easily.
To find that out, well, the figuring capacity of the mind driven by our fears just won't get us there, but fortunately, we have another capacity to call on, so I refer back to the Fire that we were talking about a moment ago, which is the principle of relation and exchange.
Ensuing attempts to identify the face visually refer back to the verbal account, creating confusion and mistakes.
Readers, whether they are farmers, dealers or salespeople, can refer back to a print ad weeks after a publication arrives.
Both the 'none' and the 'it' refer back to 'honor,' so Banquo is saying 'So long as I don't lose my honor (my personal integrity) in trying to gain honor (rewards), and so long as I can act with a clear conscience, I'll listen to your advice.' This is very nearly an insult to Macbeth.
I always enjoy reading your magazine but these articles were packed with information that I will refer back to over and over.
The date sets the designated endpoint of the common observation period, and all MDS items refer back in time from this point.
I have to refer back to one of my opening comments--unless you've got an automated tape system, there's no such thing as unattended backup if you have more data than you have tape capacity.
In the provision, "or other" appears to refer back to "limited partnership" and thus to include any passive activity other than a limited partnership.
I WOULD like to refer back to a statement made in the Racing Post on Saturday, April 10 in which a Mr S Fisher, a director of Stan James who also sits on the BAGS committee, claimed that bookmakers are losing money on BAGS racing.
Stay focused on the "elephants" and refer back to your written plan after being sidetracked or interrupted.
EU merger regulators have decided to refer back to national competition authorities their investigation into Leroy Merlin's acquisition of Brico DIY stores.
Garcia Alix's images often refer back to the artist himself, sometimes in oblique ways.
Using signs and symbols in a narrative context, referring back to his personal predicaments, intending also to refer back to more basic human issues, Michael Gustavius Payne's paintings are products of both the conscious and unconscious mind.