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Synonyms for refer

Synonyms for (verb) refer

Synonyms: refer Definition: think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another Usage: This plant can be referred to a known species

Similar words: class, classify, assort, separate, sort, sort out Definition: arrange or order by classes or categories Usage: How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Synonyms: consult, look up, refer Definition: seek information from Usage: You should consult the dictionary; refer to your notes

Similar words: research Definition: attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner Usage: The student researched the history of that word

Synonyms: denote, refer Definition: have as a meaning Usage: `multi-' denotes `many'

Similar words: mean, intend, signify, stand for Definition: denote or connote Usage: `maison' means `house' in French; An example sentence would show what this word means

Synonyms: name, cite, bring up, advert, mention, refer Definition: make reference to Usage: His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Similar words: have in mind, think of, mean Definition: intend to refer to Usage: I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France; Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!

Synonyms: refer Definition: use a name to designate Usage: Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary

Similar words: name, call Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Synonyms: refer Definition: send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision Usage: refer a patient to a specialist; refer a bill to a committee

Similar words: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation