“Refer” in the news

Example collocations

not refer
refer to either
refer to several
refer to themselves
used to refer

Publications and example sentences

The Japan Times
· Canada’s Justin Trudeau takes a knee with protesters for racial justice  
Brees said this week he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag,” referring to the possibility of players kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the upcoming NFL season.
The Age
· Suspended student accuses UQ of bullying after no date given for appeal  
Mr Pavlou appealed against the decision on June 2, and on Friday night the UQ Senate referred his appeal to its Senate Disciplinary Appeals Committee.
The Verge
· Facebook moves to limit spread of extremist ‘boogaloo’ pages and groups  
The term refers to idea of an impending second Civil War
The New York Times
· Temecula Mayor Resigns Amid Uproar Over Email About Police Killings  
Though Temecula is often referred to as one of the safest cities in America, as a black woman who grew up there, she said, it rarely felt that way to her.
Malay Mail
· Singapore must prevent a ‘Covid Generation’ as world takes long road to recovery, says DPM Heng  
Referring to the Singapore government’s move to set aside about S$2 billion to create nearly 100,000 jobs, traineeships and training opportunities, he added: “Never before in our history have we set out to preserve so many jobs as well as create so many new opportunities.”
NBCNews.com
· 18 states report spike in cases  
President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “China plague” on Friday during a news conference in which he boasted about the U.S. economy.
Malay Mail
· Trump: good jobs data means ‘great day’ for George Floyd  
Trump was apparently referring to a surge in employment.
The Wall Street Journal
· How CEOs See Today’s Coronavirus World  
“We just don’t know when, and we don’t know how far it’s going to bounce back,” Mr. Abney said, referring to the dramatic shift to home deliveries from business-to-business shipments.
The New York Times
· Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up Anti-Lynching Bill in Senate  
“The idea that we would not be taking the issue of lynching seriously is an insult — an insult to Senator Booker and Senator Tim Scott and myself,” she said from across the chamber floor, referring to the South Carolina Republican who helped write the bill and is the party’s lone black senator.