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Definition of "refers" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of refer. (verb)

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Use "refers" in a sentence
  • "Instead, a real estate guide of the period explains that the term refers to the “extension of a building,” where “a habitation for a janitor and his family” sits on the roof.3 The nineteenth-century penthouse was still a “depending” structure, only now it is attached to a building vertically, instead of horizontally."
  • "The term refers to investors' inclination at a time of upheaval to move money to an investment that, while perhaps not sexy or especially exciting, is viewed as a safe bet."
  • "These "wayward sons" the term refers to a character in the Passover Seder who sets himself apart from everyone else at the table are born victims, argues Mamet, whose thematic preoccupation with social Darwinism has at last led him to openly embrace right-wing ideology, a union which may prove deleterious to his work, what with his newfound certainty impinging on the ambiguity so essential to memorable art."