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One entry found for refer.
Main Entry: reˇfer
Pronunciation: ri-primarystressfschwar
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): reˇferred; reˇferˇring
Etymology: Middle English referren, referen "to think of or place in a certain relationship, make a connection with in the mind," derived from Latin referre, literally, "to carry back," from re- "back, again" and ferre "to bear, carry, yield" --related to 1DEFER, OFFER
1 : to explain in terms of a general cause <referred the defeat to poor training>
2 : to go, send, or guide to some person or place for treatment, help, advice, or information <refer them to a dictionary> <refer a patient to a specialist> <refer to the dictionary for the meaning of a word>
3 : to have relationship : RELATE <the asterisk refers to a footnote>
4 : to call attention : make reference <no one referred to yesterday's quarrel>
- reˇferˇable /primarystressref-(schwa-)rschwa-bschwal, ri-primarystressfschwar-schwa-/ adjective
- reˇferˇrer /ri-primarystressfschwar-schwar/ noun

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