Spanish translation of “refer”
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refer verb /rəˈfəː/ ( past tense, past participle referred)
› (with to) › to talk or write (about something); to mention
referirse a, hacer alusión a
He doesn’t like anyone referring to his wooden leg I referred to your theories in my last book. › to relate to, concern, or apply to
referir(se), hacer referencia/alusión a
My remarks refer to your last letter. › to send or pass on to someone else for discussion, information, a decision etc
The case was referred to a higher law-court I’ll refer you to the managing director. › to look for information (in something)
If I’m not sure how to spell a word, I refer to a dictionary. referee /refəˈriː/ noun › a person who controls boxing, football etc matches, makes sure that the rules are not broken etc
The referee sent two of the players off the field. › a person who is willing to provide a note about one’s character, ability etc, eg when one applies for new job
garante, persona que da referencias sobre otra
Please provide the names of two referees, together with your application form and a CV. reference /ˈrefərəns/ noun › (an) act of referring (to something); a mention (of something)
He made several references to her latest book With reference to your request for information, I regret to inform you that I am unable to help you. › a note about one’s character, ability etc, eg when one applies for a new job
Our new secretary had excellent references from her previous employers. › an indication in a book, report etc, showing where one got one’s information or where further information can be found
a list of references. reference book noun › a book which is not usually read from beginning to end but which is consulted occasionally for information, eg a dictionary or encyclopaedia.
obra de referencia
reference library noun ( plural reference libraries) › a library of books to be looked at for information but not borrowed.
biblioteca de consulta
reference, noun, is spelt with -r-. referred and referring are spelt with -rr-.