Refer Definition

rĭ-fûr
referred, referring, refers
verb
referred, referring, refers
To assign or attribute (to) as cause or origin.
Webster's New World
To submit (a quarrel, question, etc.) for determination or settlement.
Webster's New World
To send or direct (someone) to someone or something for aid, information, etc.
Webster's New World
To direct attention, or make reference or allusion (to)
To refer to an earlier event.
Webster's New World
To assign, or regard or name as belonging (to a kind, class, date, etc.)
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
hold back
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Origin of Refer

  • Middle English referren from Old French referer from Latin referre re- re- ferre to carry bher-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English referren, from Old French referer, from Latin referre.

    From Wiktionary

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