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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 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 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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References in classic literature ?
"Well, Mayan refers to the Mayas, an aboriginal people of Yucatan.
In that case, if we are merely remembering that something of which we now have an image occurred, the content consists of (a) the image, (b) the feeling, analogous to respect, which we translate by saying that something is "real" as opposed to "imaginary," (c) a relation between the image and the feeling of reality, of the sort expressed when we say that the feeling refers to the image.
But when I have seen a flash of lightning and am waiting for the thunder, I have a belief-feeling analogous to memory, except that it refers to the future: I have an image of thunder, combined with a feeling which may be expressed in the words: "this will happen." So, in memory, the pastness lies, not in the content of what is believed, but in the nature of the belief-feeling.
Or it refers to that which has been acquired; we are said to 'have' a house or a field.
The stately language of the Bible refers to a crown of life whose lustre will reflect the day- beams of the endless ages of eternity, not the butterfly existence of a city built by men's hands, which must pass to dust with the builders and be forgotten even in the mere handful of centuries vouchsafed to the solid world itself between its cradle and its grave.
- Lot 1 refers to 4 sites with total length of 1646 m located in DHR Sofia ;
Each phrase or sentence of the Lord's Prayer refers to a particular chakra.
ns, non-significant (P>0.05)./1 LSI AND DM1, refers to tests performed before accelerated aging test (AA) e,/2 LS2 e DM2, refers to the tests performed after aging essay (AA)."
Reportedly, of this 102.6 GWh, 53.5 GWh refers to Own wind power production, while 49.1 GWh refers to Co-Owned wind power.
This refers to the recent reports about the controversy surrounding the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.
A--The necessity: when something in its existence being necessary for a thing and not being separated from it so, we call it the necessity and that thing is the required, such as the sunlight appeared that the sunlight refers to the sun and sunlight is the necessity for sun.
Josephus, a first century Jewish historian who wrote a comprehensive history of the Jewish people refers to the existence of Jesus, Tacitus an early Roman historian in his account of Christianity in Rome refers to the death of Jesus, Lucian a satirist refers to Jesus, Suetonius a Roman historian refers to Jesus in his writings and Thalus an early Samaritan historian also refers to Jesus.
takes the word 'chairman' to have any necessary reference to a chair, even if it originally did." Therefore, to leap to the conclusion that arsenokoites refers to men having sex with other males is "linguistically invalid," Martin says.
It often refers to cardinals and clergy without honorifics.
No Piraha refers to abstract concepts or to distant places and times.