What does consult mean?

Definitions for consult
kənˈsʌlt; ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌltcon·sult

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consult, confer with(verb)

    get or ask advice from

    "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"

  2. consult, refer, look up(verb)

    seek information from

    "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"

  3. confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    "We conferred about a plan of action"

  4. consult(verb)

    advise professionally

    "The professor consults for industry"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consult(verb)

    to seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  2. Consult(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  3. Consult(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  4. Consult(verb)

    to deliberate upon; to take for

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  5. Consult(verb)

    to bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  6. Consult(noun)

    the act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  7. Consult(noun)

    a council; a meeting for consultation

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

  8. Consult(noun)

    agreement; concert

    Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consult

    kon-sult′, v.t. to ask advice of: to decide or act in favour of: to look up to for information or advice: to discuss: to consider: to take measures for the advantage of any one.—v.i. to consider in company: to take counsel.—n. (kon-sult′, or kon′sult) the act of consulting: a meeting for consultation: a council: a meeting for conspiracy or intrigue.—ns. Consul′ta, a meeting of council; Consultā′tion, deliberation, or a meeting for such, esp. of physicians or lawyers.—adj. Consult′ative, of or pertaining to consultation, esp. of bodies taking part in a consultation without voting on the decision.—ns. Consultee′, the person consulted; Consult′er, one who consults.—adjs. Consult′ing, of a physician or lawyer who gives advice; Consult′ive, pertaining to consultation; Consult′ory, Consult′atory. [L. consult-āre, inten. of consul-ĕre, to consult.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consult' in Verbs Frequency: #585

How to pronounce consult?

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How to say consult in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consult in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of consult in a Sentence

  1. Jenny Radesky:

    The advice that I would give to parents is that if they are worrying about their child having some sleep problems, they should consult a specialist, in many cases, these parental worries are indeed part of a normative developmental stage( such as, for example, their child waking up a few times during the night, or having problems falling asleep) but still it would be beneficial to know that, and parents could feel more relaxed ; but in other cases, these are indeed part of a developmental problem.

  2. Brima Kargbo:

    We all looked up to Dr Willoughby and would consult him on many issues relating to our medical profession.

  3. The IOC:

    At the same time, National Olympic Committees should consult with their national health authorities to get advice and guidance.

  4. Joe Balash:

    We fulfilled our obligations there to consult with the Canadian government on the Porcupine herd.

  5. Asbel Kiprop:

    There is no justice in the world. Not every prisoner in jail is guilty, i will consult my lawyer to see if I will appeal at CAS but no matter the outcome I will be back stronger.

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