Refer

Definition of Refer

Re`fer´   Pronunciation: rė`fẽr´
v. t.1.To carry or send back.
[imp. & p. p. Referred (rė*fẽrd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Referring.]
2.Hence: To send or direct away; to send or direct elsewhere, as for treatment, aid, information, decision, etc.; to make over, or pass over, to another; as, to refer a student to an author; to refer a beggar to an officer; to refer a bill to a committee; a court refers a matter of fact to a commissioner for investigation, or refers a question of law to a superior tribunal.
3.To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation; as, he referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances.
To refer one's self
to have recourse; to betake one's self; to make application; to appeal.
I'll refer me to all things sense.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one's self; as, to refer to a dictionary.
In suits . . . it is to refer to some friend of trust.
- Bacon.
2.To have relation or reference; to relate; to point; as, the figure refers to a footnote.
Of those places that refer to the shutting and opening the abyss, I take notice of that in Job.
- Bp. Burnet.
3.To carry the mind or thought; to direct attention; as, the preacher referred to the late election.
4.To direct inquiry for information or a guarantee of any kind, as in respect to one's integrity, capacity, pecuniary ability, and the like; as, I referred to his employer for the truth of his story.
Now to the universal whole advert:
The earth regard as of that whole a part.
- Blackmore.

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