What does consult mean?

Definitions for consult
kənˈsʌlt; ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌltcon·sult

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consult, confer withverb

    get or ask advice from

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

  2. consult, refer, look upverb

    seek information from

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

  3. confer, confabulate, confab, consultverb

    have a conference in order to talk something over

    "We conferred about a plan of action"

  4. consultverb

    advise professionally

    "The professor consults for industry"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consultverb

    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. Consultverb

    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. Consultverb

    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. Consultverb

    to deliberate upon; to take for

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

  5. Consultverb

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

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

  6. Consultnoun

    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. Consultnoun

    a council; a meeting for consultation

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

  8. Consultnoun

    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.]

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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. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    There is absolutely no difference of opinion between me and the president on this subject. We always consult.

  2. De Mistura:

    This meeting was essential in order to move forward on the Geneva talks, and there are issues still, and very much at stake, that's why I needed to consult them.

  3. Merrick Garland:

    That's all it's about, and all it asks, is for federal law enforcement to consult with, meet with local law enforcement to assess the circumstances, strategize about what may or may not be necessary to provide federal assistance, if it is necessary.

  4. Richard Neal:

    Treasury Department has decided not to allow the IRS to comply with Chairman Neal request by the April 10 deadline. I will consult with counsel and determine the appropriate response to the commissioner in the coming days.

  5. Walter Savage Landor:

    Consult duty not events.

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