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  3  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refer  \Re*fer"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  recourse;  to  apply;  to  appeal;  to  betake  one's 
  self  as  to  refer  to  a  dictionary 
  In  suits  .  .  .  it  is  to  refer  to  some  friend  of 
  trust.  --Bacon. 
  2.  To  have  relation  or  reference;  to  relate;  to  point;  as 
  the  figure  refers  to  a  footnote. 
  Of  those  places  that  refer  to  the  shutting  and 
  opening  the  abyss,  I  take  notice  of  that  in  Job. 
  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  3.  To  carry  the  mind  or  throught;  to  direct  attention;  as 
  the  preacher  referrd  to  the  late  election. 
  4.  To  direct  inquiry  for  information  or  a  quarantes  of  any 
  kind  as  in  respect  to  one's  integrity,  capacity, 
  pecuniary  ability,  and  the  like  as  I  referred  to  his 
  employer  for  the  truth  of  his  story. 
  Syn:  To  allude;  advert;  suggest;  appeal. 
  Usage:  {Refer},  {Allude},  {Advert}.  We  refer  to  a  thing  by 
  specifically  and  distinctly  introducing  it  into  our 
  discourse.  We  allude  to  it  by  introducing  it 
  indirectly  or  indefinitely,  as  by  something 
  collaterally  allied  to  it  We  advert  to  it  by  turning 
  off  somewhat  abruptly  to  consider  it  more  at  large 
  Thus  Macaulay  refers  to  the  early  condition  of 
  England  at  the  opening  of  his  history;  he  alludes  to 
  these  statements  from  time  to  time;  and  adverts,  in 
  the  progress  of  his  work  to  various  circumstances  of 
  pecullar  interest,  on  which  for  a  time  he  dwells. 
  ``But  to  do  good  is  .  .  .  that  that  Solomon  chiefly 
  refers  to  in  the  text.''  --Sharp.  ``This,  I  doubt  not 
  was  that  artificial  structure  here  alluded  to.''  --T. 
  Now  to  the  universal  whole  advert:  The  earth 
  regard  as  of  that  whole  a  part  --Blackmore. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  reference  to:  "His  name  was  mentioned  in  connection 
  with  the  invention"  [syn:  {mention},  {advert},  {bring  up}, 
  {cite},  {name}] 
  2:  be  about  have  to  do  with  be  relevant  to  refer,  pertain, 
  or  relate  to  "What's  this  novel  all  about?";  "There  were 
  lots  of  questions  referring  to  her  talk"  [syn:  {pertain}, 
  {relate},  {concern},  {come  to},  {bear  on},  {touch},  {touch 
  3:  think  of  regard,  or  classify  under  a  subsuming  principle  or 
  with  a  general  group  or  in  relation  to  another;  "This 
  plant  can  be  referred  to  a  known  species" 
  4:  send  or  direct  for  treatment,  information,  or  a  decision: 
  "refer  a  patient  to  a  specialist";  "refer  a  bill  to  a 
  5:  seek  information  from  "You  should  consult  the  dictionary"; 
  "refer  to  your  notes"  [syn:  {consult},  {look  up}] 
  6:  have  as  a  meaning;  "  `multi-'  denotes  `many'  "  [syn:  {denote}] 

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