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also: p prés etc -rr-
British English: /rɪˈfəː/
American English: /rəˈfər/

Translation of refer in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (pass on)
    (task, problem, enquiry, matter) to à
  • 2 (Law)
    (case) to à
    to refer a dispute to arbitration
    soumettre un litige à un arbitrage
  • 3 (Medicine, Administration)to be referred to a specialist/to a hospital
    être envoyé en consultation chez un spécialiste/dans un hôpital
  • 4 (direct)to refer somebody to
    envoyer quelqu'un à
    (critic, text)
    renvoyer quelqu'un à
    (article, footnote)
  • 5 (Business, Finance)the cheque has been referred
    le chèque ne peut être honoré pour l'instant

intransitive verb

  • 2 (as name, label) See examples: she refers to him as Bob
    elle l'appelle Bob
    this is what I refer to as our patio
    c'est ce que j'appelle notre terrasse
    he's always referred to as ‘the secretary’
    quand on parle de lui, on dit toujours ‘le secrétaire’
    don't refer to him as an idiot
    ne le traite pas d'imbécile
  • 3 (signify)to refer to
    (number, date, term)
    what does this date here refer to?
    à quoi se rapporte cette date?
  • 4 (consult) (person)to refer to
    (notes, article, system)
  • 5 (apply)to refer to somebody/something
    s'adresser à quelqu'un/quelque chose
    this refers to you in particular
    ceci s'adresse particulièrement à toi
  • 6 (Business, Finance)‘refer to drawer’
    ‘voir le tireur’
    ‘refer to bank’ (in cash machine)
    ‘adressez-vous à votre banque’

Phrasal verbs

refer back

1 refer back to
(speaker) (issue)
2 refer [something] back
(matter, decision, question) to à

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