How to use Refer in a sentence as a verb

Common Lisp allows references to undeclared and undefined things, and generates runtime errors should they not be defined by then.

The submitted site seems to be having trouble keeping up with the referrals from Hacker News, judging by its response time.

That was the whole point of my essay; that's why I refer to them as black swans, and why I say that "we're in a business where we need to pick unpromising-looking outliers.

One merely has to refer to RFC 1149[1] to determine why this solution is obviously unacceptable:"Avian carriers can provide high delay, low throughput, and low altitude service.

[2] I'm using 'light' to refer to how cumbersome and complex the game mechanics are.

Unless calling me something different is going to somehow make me run, climb, or dance again, then it really doesn't matter how you refer to me.

Call me whatever you want, but don't refer to me by any of this flowery language, I find that far more offensive.

Refer definitions


make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

See also: mention advert cite name


be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

See also: pertain relate concern touch


think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"


send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision; "refer a patient to a specialist"; "refer a bill to a committee"


seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"

See also: consult


have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "

See also: denote


use a name to designate; "Christians refer to the mother of Jesus as the Virgin Mary"