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re·fer

refer

 
 
pronunciation:
rih fuhr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: refers, referring, referred
definition 1: to send or direct to a source for help.
He referred me to a good doctor.
similar words:
direct, recommend, send
definition 2: to pass or hand over for advice or help.
We referred the problem to an expert.
synonyms:
submit
similar words:
assign, entrust, hand over
definition 3: to speak of; mention.
She referred to his work in her speech.
synonyms:
allude
similar words:
cite, mention, name, quote, touch on
derivation: referable (referrable) (adj.)
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The word refer contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic