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refer 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/riˈfər/,
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Mention or allude to,
  1. Mention or allude to
    • - the reports of the commission are often referred to in the media
    • - New York, referred to as the Big Apple
  2. Direct the attention of someone to
    • - I refer my colleague to the reply that I gave some moments ago
  3. (of a word or phrase) Describe or denote; have as a referent
    • - the term “rhetoric” almost invariably refers to persuasion
  4. Pass a matter to (another body, typically one with more authority or expertise) for a decision
    • - disagreement arose and the issue was referred back to the Executive Committee
  5. Send or direct someone to a medical specialist
    • - she was referred to a clinical psychologist for counseling
  6. Read or otherwise use (a source of information) in order to ascertain something; consult
    • - I always refer to a dictionary when I come across a new word
  7. Trace or attribute something to (someone or something) as a cause or source
    • - the God to whom he habitually referred his highest inspirations
  8. Regard something as belonging to (a certain period, place, or class)


  1. mention: make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  2. be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  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 committee"
  5. consult: seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
  6. denote: have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
  7. use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
  8. REFER, Rede Ferroviária Nacional, EPE (English: National Railway Network) is the Portuguese rail infrastructure manager, since 1997. ...
  9. The motion to commit (or refer), in parliamentary procedure, is used to refer another motion—usually a main motion -- to a committee.
  10. refer is a program for managing bibliographic references, and citing them in troff documents. It is implemented as a troff preprocessor.
  11. To direct the attention of; To submit to an authority figure for consideration; To allude to, make a reference or allusion to
  12. (Referred (outcome from Reading Recovery lessons)) Children who have received daily teaching with a Reading Recovery teacher for an extended period, but have not made accelerated progress to catch up to their peers, are 'referred' back to the school for further assessment and long-term support.
  13. (Referred) Pain - This type of pain occurs somewhere else, other than the pain site. For example, Gall Bladder related pain can be located in the back.
  14. (refers) A variable in a running Scala program always refers to some object. Even if that variable is assigned to null, it conceptually refers to the Null object. ...
  15. to send a measure to committee for study and consideration.
  16. To direct a bill to a committee: HB 2000 was referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Bill referrals are made by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House.
  17. A short summary attached to an article indicated a related story elsewhere in the publication. (courtesy of John E McIntyre)
  18. When a quotation system cannot produce a quotation for a particular product, usually because the risk is outside the scope of the standard underwriting terms, then the insurer will ask for the risk to be referred to the underwriters. ...
  19. A short term for your RV refrigerator.