Translation of "refer to sb/sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

(尤指简短地)提到,谈及,谈起
In her autobiography she occasionally refers to her unhappy schooldays. 在其自传中,她偶尔提及了她不幸的学生时代。
He always refers to the house as his "refuge". 他总是把这座房子称为他的“避难所”。

C1 If writing or information refers to someone or something, it relates to that person or thing

涉及…;与…相关
The new salary scale only refers to company managers and directors. 新的工资级别标准只适用于公司经理和主管人员。

More examples

  • Pronouns are often used to refer to a noun that has already been mentioned.
  • It's something of a misnomer to refer to these inexperienced boys as soldiers.
  • Outside England, the Anglican Church is often referred to as the Episcopalian Church.
  • The children on trial were referred to as child X and child Y.
  • On page two of your handout you will find a list of the books that I have referred to during the lecture.

(Translation of “refer to sb/sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)