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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. They guys in engineering have started referring to the project as "The Impossible Task."
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refer to (someone or something)

1. To mention or make a reference to someone or something. "What a loudmouth," said John, referring to Tom. I was referring to Paris, Texas, not Paris, France.
2. To indicate, signify, or point to someone or something. The first pie chart refers to the company's various expenditures, while the second refers to our sources of revenue. This line in the application refers to people with a weekly income of less than $500.
3. To look or turn to something as a source of information or support. Please refer to your employee handbook if you have any questions about these policies.
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refer (one) to (someone or something)

To send or direct one to someone or something as a source of information or support. You can refer the customer to clause 34-B if they are still unsure of their obligation. Let me refer you to a friend of mine. He's a clinical psychologist and may be able to help.
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refer back to (someone or something)

1. To consult some previous piece or source of information; to turn one's attention back to something. We all referred back to the footage of our last game to see where each player could make improvements. I'll have to refer back to my notes to see what we had decided on at the last meeting.
2. To relate or pertain to something previously mentioned or seen. The image of the flowers refers back to the scene at the beginning of the film. The senator was referring back to the speech she gave in May.
3. To submit something back to some person or group of authority, as to decide, settle, or examine something. We'll have to refer this matter back to our legal team before we can proceed any further. 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.
4. To direct someone to meet, speak, or consult with some person or group of authority, information, or aid for a second time. The specialist referred me back to the doctor who made the original diagnosis. They referred me back to their PR team when I asked them about rumors of a potential merger.
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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

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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Arming yourself with basic collateral brochures goes a long way toward keeping your name in front of referrers and consumers.
So we've created a cutting-edge referral program where we pay and cross-promote referrers who advertise our product to potential customers,” Wheeler said.
But referrers of fleet accounts or vehicles to be bought by a company or a government institution are not qualified to join the program.
, the referrer would be given an additional P3,000 worth of gift certificates.
Competition directed at referrers tends to raise prices rather than reduce them because it raises marketing costs, and because many referrers expect to be compensated.
It works like this: once the test(s) needed for the patient is determined, the referrer creates the order in their EHR, selects the laboratory from within the EHR, and transmits the order to the LIS from the EHR without ever leaving the EHR.
If anyone uses these codes for purchasing the OnePlus 5/5T smartphones, the referrer will be eligible for an extended warranty of up to 6 months and the first 500 referrers and referees will also be eligible to win a free OnePlus Bullets (V2) earphones.
Canterbury, United Kingdom, November 29, 2017 --( Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London, Kent and Sussex and member of Kreston International, is delighted to announce that it has won the "International Social Networking" award and "International Business Referrer" award at the Kreston International Awards 2017.
For purposes of the election requirement, "remote seller" means any seller, other than a marketplace facilitator or referrer, who does not have a physical presence in this state and makes retail sales to purchasers.
"Whether results are delivered by the referrer, a radiologist and/or a patient portal, institutions should consider the needs and wishes of all stakeholders involved."
Since Facebook accounts for 45% of mobile referral traffic and 14% of desktop referrer traffic -- by far the largest referrer -- it has become more and more critical for publishers to understand this link.
Socially loyal users are those who visit approximately every other day and come from a social referrer.
The sampling approach for referrer and staff interviews was purposive.
Under the rule, a referrer's recommendations will likely be prohibited transactions.
Data were collected on subjective outcomes (client perspective), impact (parent and referrer perspective), sustainability of impact (long-term attendance at surf club) and process delivery (satisfaction and improvements, results of which could then be used towards regular staff training and quality control).