To refer one's self
Refer Re*fer" (r[-e]*f[~e]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Referred} (r[-e]*f[~e]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Referring}.] [F. r['e]f['e]rer, L. referre; pref. re- re- + ferre to bear. See {Bear} to carry.] 1. To carry or send back. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To send or direct away; to send or direct elsewhere, as for treatment, aid, information, decision, etc.; to make over, or pass over, to another; as, to refer a student to an author; to refer a beggar to an officer; to refer a bill to a committee; a court refers a matter of fact to a commissioner for investigation, or refers a question of law to a superior tribunal. [1913 Webster]

3. To place in or under by a mental or rational process; to assign to, as a class, a cause, source, a motive, reason, or ground of explanation; as, he referred the phenomena to electrical disturbances. [1913 Webster]

{To refer one's self}, to have recourse; to betake one's self; to make application; to appeal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I'll refer me to all things sense. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To relate one's self — Relate Re*late (r? l?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Related}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Relating}.] [F. relater to recount, LL. relatare, fr. L. relatus, used as p. p. of referre. See {Elate}, and cf. {Refer}.] 1. To bring back; to restore. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To appoint one's self — Appoint Ap*point ([a^]p*point ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appointing}.] [OE. appointen, apointen, OF. apointier to prepare, arrange, lean, place, F. appointer to give a salary, refer a cause, fr. LL. appunctare to bring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Refer — Re*fer (r[ e]*f[ e]r ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Referred} (r[ e]*f[ e]rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Referring}.] [F. r[ e]f[ e]rer, L. referre; pref. re re + ferre to bear. See {Bear} to carry.] 1. To carry or send back. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Refer — Re*fer , v. i. 1. To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one s self; as, to refer to a dictionary. [1913 Webster] In suits . . . it is to refer to some friend of trust. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To have relation or reference; to relate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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