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Pronunciation: /rɪˈfɜːr; rɪˈfɜː(r)/

Translation of refer in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-rr-)

  • 1.1 (direct — to source of information) remitir; (— to place) enviar*, mandar the reader is referred to … se remite al lector a … I kept being referred from one office to another me estuvieron enviando or mandando de una oficina a otra to refer sb to a specialist [Medicine/Medicina] mandar or (Latin America/América Latina) derivar a algn a un especialista
    Example sentences
    • I think my friend has already referred you to what is on page 213, but his Honour said, ‘I'll consider any submission you put.’
    • Friends, family and influential colleagues might also refer you to a trustworthy tailor.
    • I wrote to Paul (an old colleague) referring him to your article [on dowsing] and he replied.
    1.2 (submit) [problem/proposal] remitir I shall refer your proposal to the board remitiré su propuesta a la junta, someteré su propuesta a la consideración de la junta see also refer to
    Example sentences
    • We have repeatedly asked the council to refer this matter to an independent body.
    • His decision not to refer the matter to the Minister, on the face of the material before the Court, cannot be said to be so unreasonable that no reasonable decision-maker could have made it.
    • A decision to refer a matter to the minister depends on its sensitivity, demands on resources, need for a political judgement, and uncertainty about the minister's reactions.
    Example sentences
    • In addition, all of the participants had various medical conditions, but they were referred to the clinic because of stress-related symptoms.
    • A sequence of spots of lights is shown, and you will be asked which ones you can see. If you are found to have glaucoma, you will be referred to an ophthalmologist (specialist eye doctor) for treatment.
    • Since then, I have been referred to a specialist rheumatology hospital and have been prescribed many nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs.

Phrasal verbs

refer back to

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento [earlier chapter] hacer* referencia a I'll have to refer back to my notes tendré que volver a consultar mis apuntes 1.1verb + object + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio + preposición + complemento I was referred back to the specialist me volvieron a mandar or (Latin America/América Latina) derivar al especialista the matter was referred back to the committee el asunto se volvió a remitir a la comisión

refer to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (mention) hacer* referencia a, aludir a she didn't refer to the subject no hizo referencia al tema, no aludió al tema 1.2 (allude to) referirse* a are you referring to me, by any chance? ¿te refieres a mí, por casualidad? I refer to your letter of 18th March con relación a su carta del 18 de marzo 1.3 (apply to, concern) [regulations/orders] atañer* a this criticism does not refer to you esta crítica no va por ti 1.4 (consult) consultar, remitirse a refer to the manual consulte el manual, remítase al manual I shall have to refer to my notes tendré que consultar mis apuntes refer to drawer (on check) devolver* al librador ([ por falta de fondos ])

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