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

refer to sb/sth

phrasal verb with refer us uk /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)