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in reference to (someone or something)

Regarding someone or something; in connection with someone or something. We received an anonymous tip in reference to the ongoing investigation. In 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 with you in reference to the new accountant you hired.
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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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in reference to someone or something

 and with reference to someone or something concerning or about someone or something;
in connection with someone or something. What shall we do in reference to Bill and his problem? With reference to what problem?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in regard to

Also, as regards; in or with reference to ; with regard to; in or with respect to . Concerning, about. For example, In regard to your letter, forget it, or As regards your subscription, I'm not sure why it was canceled, or In reference to your inquiry, we'll have to pass it on to the board, or We have a few questions with regard to your recent offer, or With respect to your latest request, we'll be happy to oblige. The word reference has been used in this idiom since the late 1500s, regard from the second half of the 1400s, and respect from the first half of the 1500s. Also see relative to.
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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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