Meaning of “refer to sb/sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer uk us /rɪˈfɜːr/ verb (present participle referring, past tense and past participle referred)

B2 to talk or write about someone or something, especially briefly:

She didn't once refer to her son.
He always referred to his father as 'the old man'.

If writing or information refers to someone or something, it relates to that person or thing:

The sales figures refer to UK sales only.

(Definition of “refer to sb/sth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)