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English definition of “refer to sb/sth”

refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer     /rɪˈfɜːr/ US  /-ˈfɝː/ verb (-rr-)
B2 to talk or write about someone or something, especially in only a few words: In her autobiography she occasionally refers to her unhappy schooldays . He always refers to the house as his " refuge ".Quoting and making references C1 If writing or information refers to someone or something, it relates to that person or thing: The new salary scale only refers to company managers and directors .Quoting and making references
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