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|present participle||referring to|
|past tense||referred to|
|past participle||referred to|
She referred to the subject several times during her speech.
Jack was careful not to refer to the woman by name.
Even as a boy he referred to his father as Steve.
I would like to refer back to something I said in my introduction.
This is the British English definition of refer. View American English definition of refer.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important