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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refer  \Re*fer"\  (r?*f?r"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Referred} 
  (-f?rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Referring}.]  [F.  r['e]f['e]rer,  L. 
  referre;  pref.  re-  re-  +  ferre  to  bear.  See  {Bear}  to  carry.] 
  1.  To  carry  or  send  back  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  2.  Hence:  To  send  or  direct  away  to  send  or  direct 
  elsewhere,  as  for  treatment,  aid,  infirmation,  decision, 
  etc.;  to  make  over  or  pass  over  to  another;  as  to  refer 
  a  student  to  an  author;  to  refer  a  beggar  to  an  officer; 
  to  refer  a  bill  to  a  committee;  a  court  refers  a  matter  of 
  fact  to  a  commissioner  for  investigation,  or  refers  a 
  question  of  law  to  a  superior  tribunal. 
  3.  To  place  in  or  under  by  a  mental  or  rational  process;  to 
  assign  to  as  a  class,  a  cause  source,  a  motive,  reason, 
  or  ground  of  explanation;  as  he  referred  the  phenomena  to 
  electrical  disturbances. 
  {To  refer  one's  self},  to  have  recourse;  to  betake  one's 
  self  to  make  application;  to  appeal.  [Obs.] 
  I'll  refer  me  to  all  things  sense  --Shak. 

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