Is there a word which means passing on the query to someone or a team with more knowledge on the specific subject?

For example your response may be

Unfortunately I do not know the solution so I have _____ to the relevant team.

  • pass the buck
    – Dan Bron
    Oct 19, 2018 at 15:28
  • @DanBron Pass the buck would imply it was done to blame the other team. In this case, it's a work related issue and no blame is intended. I wouldn't agree that Pass the buck would be correct in this context.
    – Karlomanio
    Oct 19, 2018 at 15:42
  • @Karlomanio Yes, completely agreed. That said, "pass-the-buck" can be used in a self-effacing way, similar to "No, wait, I tell a lie" when you've just made an erroneous statement and realized it a moment later.
    – Dan Bron
    Oct 19, 2018 at 18:35

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to refer transitive verb

2a : to send or direct for treatment, aid, information, or decision

I have referred it to the relevant team.

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