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refer

synonym (synonym of refer)

hypernym (refer IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • have as a meaning (verb.communication)
    denote or connote (verb.communication)
     
  • make reference to (verb.communication)
    intend to refer to (verb.cognition)
     
  • seek information from (verb.communication)
    attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner (verb.communication)
     
  • send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision (verb.motion)
    cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
     
  • think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another (verb.cognition)
    arrange or order by classes or categories (verb.cognition)
     
  • use a name to designate (verb.communication)
    assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF refer relation)

  • be relevant to (verb.stative)
    center upon (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be pertinent or relevant or applicable (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    connect closely and often incriminatingly (verb.stative)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be of importance or consequence (verb.stative)
     
  • have as a meaning (verb.communication)
    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer to something with a euphemism (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    go back to something earlier (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer (a word or name) to a person or thing (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    indicate through a symbol, formula, etc. (verb.communication)
     
  • make reference to (verb.communication)
    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    mention someone's name who just then appears (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    mention favorably, as in prayer (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer to for illustration or proof (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer to or discuss briefly (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    cite as an authority; resort to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    put forward for consideration or discussion (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    mention something unpleasant from the past (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists (verb.communication)
     
  • send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision (verb.motion)
    refer for judgment or consideration (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.motion)
    send back to a committee (verb.motion)
     

verb group (refer is verb group of ....)

  • be relevant to (verb.stative)
    make a more or less disguised reference to (verb.communication)
     
  • have as a meaning (verb.communication)
    be a sign or indication of (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from refer)

  • be relevant to (verb.stative)
    relevance by virtue of being applicable to the matter at hand (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (adj.all)
    being of striking appropriateness and pertinence (adj.all)
     
  • have as a meaning (verb.communication)
    the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to (noun.cognition)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term (adj.all)
     
  • make reference to (verb.communication)
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a passage or expression that is quoted or cited (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a remark that calls attention to something or someone (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the verbal act of naming (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally (noun.person)
     
  • seek information from (verb.communication)
    the act of referring or consulting (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to (noun.communication)
     
  • send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision (verb.motion)
    the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication (noun.person)
     
  • think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another (verb.cognition)
    the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to (noun.cognition)
     
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