Consult meaning

kən-sŭlt'
To seek advice or information of.

Consult an attorney.

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To consult is to ask for or get information from someone, or to give such information.

When you go and meet with a financial advisor, this is an example of a situation where you consult with a financial advisor.

When you give your husband a call before dinner to see if he wants to go to a dinner party, this is an example of a situation where you consult with your husband.

When you are asked by a company to provide information on how to accomplish a specific task, this is an example of how a person can consult with a company.

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To take into account; consider.

Consult one's checkbook before making a major purchase.

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To refer to.

Consulted the restaurant's website for directions.

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To exchange views; confer.
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To work or serve as a consultant.

A retired executive who consults for several large companies.

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A consultation, especially one involving physicians.
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To talk things over in order to decide or plan something; confer.
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To keep in mind while acting or deciding; show regard for; consider.

Consult your own wishes in the matter.

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To seek an opinion from; ask the advice of.

To consult a lawyer.

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To refer to or turn to, esp. for information.

To consult a map.

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To confer about.
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To plan for.
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A consultation.
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(US): A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation.
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(intransitive) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. -William Shakespeare.

All the laws of England have been made by the kings of England, consulting with the nobility and commons. - Thomas Hobbes.

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(intransitive) To advise or offer expertise.
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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.

Men forgot, or feared, to consult ... ; they were content to consult libraries. - William Whewell.

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To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.

We are ... to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight. -L'Estrange.

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(intransitive) To work as a consultant or contractor rather than as a full-time employee of a firm.
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Origin of consult

From Middle French consulter, from Latin consultare (“to deliberate, consult”), frequentative of consulere (“to consult, deliberate, consider, reflect upon, ask advice”), from com- (“together”) + -sulere, of uncertain origin.