US: /ɹəˈfɝ/, /ɹɪˈfɝ/
UK: /ɹɪfˈɜː/

English Vietnamese dictionary

refer /ri'fə:/
  • ngoại động từ
    • quy, quy cho, quy vào
      • to refer one's failure to...: quy sự thất bại là ở tại...
    • chuyển đến (ai, tổ chức nào) để xem xét, giao cho nghiên cứu giải quyết
      • the matter must be referred to a tribunal: vấn đề phải được chuyển đến một toà án để xét xử
      • to refer a question to someone's decision: giao một vấn đề cho ai quyết định
    • chỉ dẫn (ai) đến hỏi (người nào, tổ chức nào)
      • I have been referred to you: người ta chỉ tôi đến hỏi anh
      • to refer oneself: viện vào, dựa vào, nhờ cậy vào
      • I refer myself to your experience: tôi dựa vào kinh nghiệm của anh
  • nội động từ
    • xem, tham khảo
      • to refer to one's watch for the exact time: xem đồng hồ để biết đúng mấy giờ
      • to refer to a documemt: tham khảo một tài liệu
    • ám chỉ, nói đến, kể đến, nhắc đến
      • don't refer to the matter again: đừng nhắc đến vấn đề ấy nữa
      • that is the passage he referred to: đó là đoạn ông ta nói đến
    • tìm đến, viện vào, dựa vào, nhờ cậy vào
      • to refer to somebody for help: tìm đến ai để nhờ cậy ai giúp đỡ; nhờ cậy sự giúp đỡ của ai
    • có liên quan tới, có quan hệ tới, có dính dáng tới
      • to refer to something: có liên quan đến việc gì
    • hỏi ý kiến
      • to refer to somebody: hỏi ý kiến ai
    • refer to drawer
      • ((viết tắt) R.D.) trả lại người lĩnh séc (trong trường hợp ngân hàng chưa thanh toán được)
    • referring to your letter
      • (thương nghiệp) tiếp theo bức thư của ông

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
Phrasal Verbs: refer to sb/sth (as sth) to mention or speak about sb/sth: The victims were not referred to by name. + Her mother never referred to him again. + You know who I'm referring to. + She always referred to Ben as 'that nice man'. + I promised not to refer to the matter again.
refer to sb/sth
1 to describe or be connected to sb/sth: The star refers to items which are intended for the advanced learner. + The term 'Arts' usually refers to humanities and social sciences. + This paragraph refers to the events of last year. + The term 'accent' refers to pronunciation. The term 'dialect' refers to vocabulary and grammar.
2 to look at sth or ask a person for information
Synonym: CONSULT
You may refer to your notes if you want. + to refer to a dictionary / an expert
refer sb/sth to sb/sth to send sb/sth to sb/sth for help, advice or a decision: My doctor referred me to a specialist. + The case was referred to the Court of Appeal. + (formal) May I refer you to my letter of 14 May?

Thesaurus dictionary

1 Often, refer to. allude to, make reference to, mention, make mention of, touch on, bring up, advert to, speak of, turn or call or direct attention to, direct to, point to, indicate, specify, name, concern, quote, cite, make a note of, take note of, note:
A footnote refers to the author's article on netsukes.
2 assign, hand over, pass on or over, send, direct, commit:
I was referred to your office for information about rates. The question will be referred to committee
3 Usually, refer to. look at, use, study, check, consult, resort to, have recourse to, turn to, appeal to, confer with; talk to, ask, inquire or enquire of, apply to:
For information about words, you should refer to a dictionary. Refer to the departmental office for Professor Clarke's address
4 Usually, refer to. mean, signify, denote, say:
What are you referring to?

Collocation dictionary


briefly, in passing
He referred to the report in passing.
| specifically | commonly
The disease was commonly referred to as ‘the green sickness’.
| frequently, often | generally, usually | sometimes | always | never | jokingly


be used to
The term ‘alexia’ is used to refer to any acquired disorder of reading.


She always referred to Ben as ‘that nice man’.

Concise English dictionary

referred|referring|refersrɪ'fɜr /-'fɜː
+make reference to
+have to do with or be relevant to
+think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another
+send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
+seek information from
+have as a meaning