Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the verb in bold in the following sentence?
The neighbor heard the little girl refer to the women as ”mother”.
refer = turn to
Thank you for your square rejection of my wrong interpretation. It was really a shot in the dark. The choice of the interpretation was made by my intuition.
refer = allude, apply, ascribe, assign, attribute, belong, cite, commit, concern, consult, credit, deliver, direct, go, guide, hint, look up, mention, send, speak of, submit, touch on, transfer, turn to
You may take your choice. That is a bit too thick for me.