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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk   /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 ​unhappyschooldays. He always refers to the ​house as his "​refuge".C1 If writing or ​information refers to someone or something, it ​relates to that ​person or thing: The new ​salaryscale only refers to ​companymanagers and ​directors.

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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk   us   /rɪˈfɜːr/ verb (-rr-)
to ​talk or write about someone or something: I refer to your ​letter of 13 March, 2011.refer to sth/sb as sth The ​fixedpriceincludes an ​amount of ​compensation, which is generally referred to as a ​concession or ​discount.refer to sth/sb by sth He was referring to the ​product by its ​genericname rather than using the ​brandname.
to ​relate to a particular ​person or thing: The new ​salaryscale only refers to ​companymanagers and ​directors. These ​figures refer only to ​land for ​housing.
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