Definition of Consult

1. Verb. Get or ask advice from. "Sam cannot consult Sue "; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"

Exact synonyms: Confer With
Generic synonyms: Ask, Enquire, Inquire
Derivative terms: Consultation, Consultation, Consultative, Consultatory, Consultive

2. Verb. Seek information from. "Refer to your notes"
Exact synonyms: Look Up, Refer
Generic synonyms: Research
Derivative terms: Consultation, Consultation, Reference, Reference

3. Verb. Have a conference in order to talk something over. "Sam wants to consult with Sue "; "We conferred about a plan of action"
Exact synonyms: Confab, Confabulate, Confer
Generic synonyms: Discuss, Hash Out, Talk Over
Specialized synonyms: Collogue
Derivative terms: Confab, Confabulation, Conferee, Conference, Conference, Consultation, Consultation

4. Verb. Advise professionally. "Sam cannot consult Sue "; "The professor consults for industry"

Definition of Consult

1. v. i. To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

2. v. t. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.

3. n. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.

Definition of Consult

1. Noun. (obsolete) : The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) : A council; a meeting for consultation. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) : Agreement; concert. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) : A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To advise or offer expertise. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To work as a consultant or contractor rather than as a full-time employee of a firm. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes. ¹

10. Verb. ''(transitive),'' (obsolete) : To deliberate upon; to take for. ¹

11. Verb. ''(transitive),'' (obsolete) : To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consult

1. to ask an opinion of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Consult

consuetude
consuetudes
consuetudinal
consuetudinary
consul
consulage
consulages
consular
consularity
consulary
consulate
consulates
consuls
consulship
consulships
consult (current term)
consulta
consultable
consultancies
consultancy
consultand
consultant
consultantese
consultants
consultantship
consultantships
consultary
consultas
consultation
consultations

Literary usage of Consult

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... the Federal Government, Boston, 1909; The Catholic Church in the United Slates, New York, 1908 sqq. On Other Countries consult; ... churches consult: L. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"The story of Maryland is not altogether a pleasant story to relate ; but readers who care for detail in such things may profitably consult the little volume ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Concerning the geography, hydrography, etc, of the peninsula, consult RECLUS, \ouvelle Geographie ... For this consult the files of the Bulletin aes Etudes ..."

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