verb (used with object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
verb (used without object), re·ferred, re·fer·ring.
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Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”I’m a Digital Hoarder |Lizzie Crocker |December 17, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
His acolytes, some of whom refer to themselves as “health freedom fighters” are undeterred by this sort of jealous shoptalk.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils |Kent Sepkowitz |December 5, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
One thing I do to respect the people who want to keep hip hop ‘sacred’ is refer to myself as rap-cabaret.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper |Tyler Gillespie |November 28, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
How am I supposed to refer to a person of the opposite sex whom I am not married to but who is, well, “special”?What Should I Call the Man I Love? |Dushka Zapata |November 18, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
You refer to a car accident you were in as a kind of spark for you to get back into acting.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson |Alex Suskind |November 10, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
We refer to the gifted author of the German-American Romances.
I have dealt with the chief of these theories in the ninth chapter of my History of Creation, and must refer the reader thereto.The Wonders of Life |Ernst Haeckel
I cannot make out the nature or origin of the mental experience to which I refer.Theaetetus |Plato
I refer to the delicacies furnished to the officials and inmates.
But she holds it on sufferance and by a complimentary construction of language which does not refer to her.The Innocents Abroad |Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)