2. To assign or to attribute to; to mention: The writer referred to the history book to make his point.
3. To hand over, to submit, to deliver, or to transmit and pass along: Willie referred the supervisor's proposal to the board of directors for consideration.
James wants Greg to look at the headlines that refer to the deluge and devastation caused by the flood waters.4. To turn, to go to, or to consult: Max was told to refer to the last page of the book for the answers to the quiz that he took to increase his vocabulary skills.
Although "allude" and refer are synonyms, their connotations and proper applications are quite different.
To refer to someone or something is to mention directly with specific identification.
Allude means to mentioning something indirectly or briefly in passing, to hint at; for example: Sharon has alluded to her husband during conversations, but she has never given her friends any details about him.