"refers" in the verb sense
1. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer
make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
2. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do with
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
"My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
"This plant can be referred to a known species"
send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
"refer a patient to a specialist"
"refer a bill to a committee"
5. consult, refer, look up
seek information from
"You should consult the dictionary"
"refer to your notes"
6. denote, refer
have as a meaning
"`multi-' denotes `many' "
use a name to designate
"Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"
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