—v.t. 1. to direct for information or anything required: He referred me to books on astrology. 2. to direct the attention or thoughts of: The asterisk refers the reader to a footnote. 3. to hand over or submit for information, consideration, decision, etc.: to refer the argument to arbitration. 4. to assign to a class, period, etc.; regard as belonging or related.
5. to have relation; relate; apply.
—v.i. 1. to direct attention, as a reference mark does.
2. to have recourse or resort; turn, as for aid or information: to refer to one's notes. 3. to make reference or allusion: The author referred to his teachers twice in his article.