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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.
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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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Minister for Water Supply Mark McArdle is encouraging referable dam owners to attend a training session to help them prepare an emergency action plan.
Referable dams are those that have been assessed as posing a potential risk to two or more people if they were to fail, and Mr McArdle said the workshops strengthened the Government s already robust dam safety program.
The sessions will also improve information sharing and working relationships between referable dam owners and the disaster management groups in their local areas.
Mr McArdle said the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 required all referable dam owners to have an emergency action plan.
The decision is contrary to Tabcorp s expectations, given the State s Budget Papers 2012-13 included an amount in line with a pro rata calculation referable to the 46 days Tabcorp operated gaming machines in the 2013 financial year.
each Eligibility Date, referable to the dates of 30 April and 31 October
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From April 6, 1999 the amount of tax credit is 10/90ths of the cash dividend, the tax credit referable to the interim dividend of 4.
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