Definition of Referable in English :

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Referable meaning in English

Meaning of Referable in English

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Referable pronunciation in English

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1. ascribable, due, imputable, referable

capable of being assigned or credited to

Example Sentences:
'punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading'
'the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain'
'the oversight was not imputable to him'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -fers, -ferring or -ferred (often foll by to)
1. (intransitive)
to make mention (of)
2. (transitive)
to direct the attention of (someone) for information, facts, etc
the reader is referred to Chomsky, 1965
3. (intransitive)
to seek information (from)
I referred to a dictionary of English usage
he referred to his notes
4. (intransitive)
to be relevant (to); pertain or relate (to)
this song refers to an incident in the Civil War
5. (transitive)
to assign or attribute
Cromwell referred his victories to God
6. (transitive)
to hand over for consideration, reconsideration, or decision
to refer a complaint to another department
7. (transitive)
to hand back to the originator as unacceptable or unusable
8. (transitive) British
to fail (a student) in an examination
9. (transitive) British
to send back (a thesis) to a student for improvement
10.  refer to drawer
11. (transitive)
to direct (a patient) for treatment to another doctor, usually a specialist
12. (transitive) social welfare
to direct (a client) to another agency or professional for a service

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verb transitiveWord forms: reˈferred or reˈferring
to assign or attribute (to) as cause or origin
to assign, or regard or name as belonging (to a kind, class, date, etc.)
to submit (a quarrel, question, etc.) for determination or settlement
to send or direct (someone) to someone or something for aid, information, etc.
verb intransitive
to relate or apply (to); be concerned or deal
to direct attention, or make reference or allusion (to)
to refer to an earlier event
to turn for information, aid, or authority (to)
to refer to a map

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v. re·ferred, re·fer·ring, re·fers
1. To direct to a source for help or information: referred her to a heart specialist; referred me to his last employer for a recommendation.
2. To submit (a matter in dispute) to an authority for arbitration, decision, or examination.
3. To direct the attention of: I refer you to the training manual.
a. To assign or attribute to; regard as originated by.
b. To assign to or regard as belonging within a particular kind or class: referred the newly discovered partita to the 1600s. See Synonyms at attribute.
a. To relate or pertain; concern: questions referring to yesterday's lecture.
b. To serve as a descriptor or have as a denotation: The word chair refers to a piece of furniture.
2. To speak or write about something briefly or incidentally; make reference: referred during our conversation to several books he was reading.
3. To turn one's attention, as in seeking information: refer to a dictionary.

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