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Synonyms of refer in English:


  • 1 he referred to errors in the article
    mention, make mention of, make reference to, allude to, touch on, speak of/about, talk of/about, write about, cite, name, comment on, deal with, go into, treat (of), note, point out, call attention to, bring up, raise, broach, introduce
    rare advert to, moot
  • 2 the matter has been referred to my insurers
    pass, hand on, send on, transfer, remit, direct, leave, commit, entrust, assign, hand over
  • 3 these figures refer only to 2001
    apply to, be relevant to, have relevance to, concern, relate to, belong to, be about, have to do with, be connected with, have reference to, pertain to, appertain to, be pertinent to, have a bearing on, bear on, affect, involve, cover, touch, touch on
    archaic regard
  • 4 the name is an ancient word referring to a Saxon village
    denote, describe, indicate, mean, depict, symbolize, signify, designate, stand for, represent
  • 5 the constable referred to his notes please refer to your manager for the correct password
    consult, turn to, look at, look up (in), seek information from, search in, have recourse to, call on;
    seek advice from, call in, take counsel from, ask
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