- vi. 参考；涉及；提到；查阅
- vt. 涉及；委托；归诸于；使…求助于
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
注意加后缀双写r与不双写r的情况：referrer, referral; reference, referee.
- refer:  To refer something is etymologically to ‘carry it back’. The word comes via Old French referer from Latin referre, a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘back’ and ferre ‘carry’ (source of English fertile and related to English bear). Of its derivatives, referee  is an English coinage, and referendum  is an adoption of the neuter gerundive of referre – literally, ‘that which is to be referred’. Relātus, which was used as the past participle of Latin referre, has given English relate.
=> bear, referee, referendum
- refer (v.)
- late 14c., "to trace back (to a first cause), attribute, assign," from Old French referer (14c.) and directly from Latin referre "to relate, refer," literally "to carry back," from re- "back" (see re-) + ferre "carry" (see infer). Meaning "to commit to some authority for a decision" is from mid-15c.; sense of "to direct (someone) to a book, etc." is from c. 1600. Related: Referred; referring.
- 1. He could refer the matter to the high court.
- 2. Only your family doctor can refer you to a surgeon.
- 3. But he then went on to refer very directly to the argument.
- 4. All employees will refer to each other by the honorific suffix "san".
- 5. May I refer you back to my earlier remarks on this subject?
[ refer 造句 ]