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

  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

  3. Consult(verb)

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

  4. Consult(verb)

    to deliberate upon; to take for

  5. Consult(verb)

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

  6. Consult(noun)

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

  7. Consult(noun)

    a council; a meeting for consultation

  8. Consult(noun)

    agreement; concert

  9. Origin: [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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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. Walter Savage Landor:

    Consult duty not events.

  2. Romanian Proverb:

    If you wish good advice, consult an old man.

  3. Melaine Rawn, Dragon Star 1: Stronghold:

    Consult your dragon before you wager his hide.

  4. Noël Coward:

    I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.

  5. Bambang Gatot:

    If the government will buy it, it should consult with parliament first.

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