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