Definition of refer verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

refer

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verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refer
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːr//
 
he / she / it refers
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːrz//
 
past simple referred
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːrd//
 
past participle referred
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːrd//
 
-ing form referring
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɜːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɜːrɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French referer or Latin referre ‘carry back’, from re- ‘back’ + ferre ‘bring’.Extra examples Kaminsky and Reinhart—hereafter referred to as KR The disease was commonly referred to as ‘the green sickness’. The term ‘alexia’ is used to refer to any acquired disorder of reading. Phrasal Verbsrefer to somebodyrefer to somebodyrefer somebody to somebody
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