Meaning of refer

  1. mention or allude to.
    her mother never referred to him again
    the Royal Navy is referred to as the Senior Service
  2. pass a matter to (a higher body) for a decision.
    the prisoner may require the Secretary of State to refer his case to the Parole Board
  3. trace or attribute something to (someone or something) as a cause or source.
    the God to whom he habitually referred his highest inspirations
  4. fail (a candidate in an examination).
    twenty-four students passed the prescribed test while four students were referred

late Middle English: from Old French referer or Latin referre ‘carry back’, from re- ‘back’ + ferre ‘bring’.

Information about refer

  • It is a verb.
  • The plural form of refer is: refers.
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Hyphenation of refer


  • It consists of 2 syllables and 5 chars.
  • refer is a word disyllabic because it has two syllables

refer synonyms

Meaning mention:

mention, advert, cite, name

Meaning pertain:

pertain, relate, concern, touch

Meaning consult:


Meaning denote:


Meaning notice or pay particular attention to (something):


Meaning lift or move to a higher position or level:


Meaning raise (a difficult subject) for discussion:


Meaning bring (something, especially a product, measure, or concept) into use or operation for the first time:


Meaning raise (a question or topic) for discussion; suggest (an idea or possibility):


Translation of refer

Anagrams of refer

ferer, Freer, freer, Frere, rfree

Words that rhyme with refer

Schaefer, Shaefer, defer, redefer, Keefer, beefer, reefer, tranchefer, Giefer, Kiefer, Kupferschiefer, Piefer, briefer, chiefer, fruchtschiefer, liefer, reliefer, Henefer, Widenhoefer, Grefer, counterrefer, entrefer, misrefer, prefer, prerefer, reprefer

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