Rest assured that when President Obama used the term “teachable moment” in his non-apology, he was also referring to himself.
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
“The term ‘wilding’ came out of that,” says Zimmer, referring to the attack in Central Park.
late 14c., "to trace back (to a first cause), attribute, assign," from Old French referer (14c.) and directly from Latin referre "to relate, refer," literally "to carry back," from re- "back" (see re-) + ferre "carry" (see infer). Meaning "to commit to some authority for a decision" is from mid-15c.; sense of "to direct (someone) to a book, etc." is from c.1600. Related: Referred; referring.