Definition of 'refer'
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If congestion continues for more than a month, the patient should be referred to a specialist. The Sun (2016)The doctor wanted to refer me to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Times, Sunday Times (2017)No formal complaint had been made and the matter was referred back to the inquiry, a spokeswoman said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She referred you back to Openreach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your doctor should refer you to a recurrent miscarriage clinic. The Sun (2013)They refer back to ancestors on both sides from generations ago. The Sun (2015)Perhaps the person referred to is not the person we seek. A Plague of Angels (1993)He began to refer his clients to her. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Why are more male than female doctors referred for poor performance? Times, Sunday Times (2006)My doctor referred me to a consultant for implants because my lack of chest affected my selfesteem. The Sun (2013)Ask your doctor to refer you to a specialist. The Sun (2014)Until the eighteenth century it was correct to say "you was "if you were referring to one person. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Hospital owners offered cash kickbacks to consultants for referring patients to them and perks such as free use of consulting rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Another failure in the system is the delay in patients being referred to a specialist at the first signs of disease. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Prices refer to particular models, and may include extras such as metallic paint. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In reality, people have to be referred by existing clients or friends. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have been able to refer patients for cancer tests within two weeks since the early 2000s. The Sun (2015)The sort of person that refers to his car by its manufacturing code, not its name. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some GPs have a great track record of identifying potential symptoms and referring patients quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The only person they refer to as Daddy is my husband. The Sun (2006) Clients are referred by partner agencies such as homeless shelters, job centres and prisons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He said that patients could be referred to hospitals in Birmingham. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Those anonymous curators he quotes were referring to particular works, not to the culture that produced them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There may also be GPs who lack confidence in a particular area and refer more patients with those sorts of problem. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Here we refer back to Bellow. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Were particular programmes referred to? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some insurers only refer back to the maps annually, and all will use previous information about payouts they have made in an area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The case has been referred back to the Court of Appeal to quash the conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'refer'
British English: refer /rɪˈfɜː/ VERB
If you refer to a particular subject or person, you mention them.
In his speech, he referred to a recent trip abroad.
- American English: refer
- Arabic: يُشيرُ إلى
- Brazilian Portuguese: referir
- Chinese: 提到
- Croatian: uputiti na
- Czech: zmínit (se)
- Danish: referere til
- Dutch: verwijzen
- European Spanish: remitir referencia
- Finnish: viitata johonkin
- French: référer
- German: sprechen von
- Greek: παραπέμπω
- Italian: riferirsi
- Japanese: 口に出す
- Korean: 언급하다
- Norwegian: referere
- Polish: odnieść się
- European Portuguese: referir
- Romanian: a menționa
- Russian: направлять
- Spanish: remitir
- Swedish: hänvisa
- Thai: อ้างอิง
- Turkish: söz etmek
- Ukrainian: згадувати
- Vietnamese: nhắc đến
Definition of refer from the Collins English Dictionary
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