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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk   /rɪˈfɜːr/ us   /rɪˈfɝː/ 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".
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.

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refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk   /rɪˈfɜːr/ us   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 fixed price includes 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 generic name rather than using the brand name.
to relate to a particular person or thing: The new salary scale only refers to company managers and directors. These figures refer only to land for housing.
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