Definitions for consult
kənˈsʌlt; ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌltcon·sult
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word consult.
consult, confer withverb
get or ask advice from
"Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
consult, refer, look upverb
seek information from
"You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
confer, confabulate, confab, consultverb
have a conference in order to talk something over
"We conferred about a plan of action"
"The professor consults for industry"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Yourself in person head one chosen half,
And march t’ oppress the faction in consult
With dying Dorax. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.
He said, and rose the first; the council broke;
And all their grave consults dissolv’d in smoke. John Dryden, Fables.
Divers meetings and consults of our whole number, to consider of the former labours. Francis Bacon.
A consult of coquets below
Was call’d, to rig him out a beau. Jonathan Swift.
We are, in the first place, to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight. Roger L'Estrange.
The senate owes its gratitude to Cato,
Who with so great a soul consults its safety,
And guards our lives, while he neglects his own. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Thou hast consulted shame to thy house, by cutting off many people. Heb. ii. 10.
Many things were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
To take counsel together; to deliberate in common. It has with before the person admitted to consultation.
Etymology: consulto, Latin.
After the hideous storm that follow’d, was
A thing inspir’d; and, not consulting, broke
Into a general prophecy, that this tempest,
Dashing the garment of this peace, aboded
The sudden breach on’t. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
A senate-house, wherein three hundred and twenty men sat consulting always for the people. 1 Mac. viii. 15.
Consult not with the slothful for any work. Ecclus. xxxvii.
He sent for his bosom friends, with whom he most confidently consulted, and shewed the paper to them, the contents whereof he could not conceive. Edward Hyde.
A consultant (from Latin: consultare "to deliberate") is a professional (also known as expert, specialist, see variations of meaning below) who provides advice and other purposeful activities in an area of specialization.Consulting services generally fall under the domain of professional services, as contingent work. A consultant is employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession.
Consult means to seek advice or information from someone, such as a professional expert or a reference source. It can also refer to discussing something with someone to get their opinion or approval before making a decision.
to seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer
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
to have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes
to deliberate upon; to take for
to bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive
the act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision
a council; a meeting for consultation
Etymology: [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'consult' in Verbs Frequency: #585
The numerical value of consult in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of consult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We all looked up to Dr Willoughby and would consult him on many issues relating to our medical profession.
How different the new order would be if we could consult the veteran instead of the politician.
They made a council composed of women... and when they want to do anything they consult, this group started sitting directly with the official in charge of women in the Guidance Bureau. This is present now as a link between base and summit... They are treating women now as the ones who can take the pulse of what can and cannot be done. This is an excellent step for women.
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part.
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- съвещавам се, допитвам се, съветвам се, консултирамBulgarian
- beratschlagen, um Rat nachsuchen, um Rat fragen, zu Rate ziehen, beratenGerman
- consultare, consultarsiItalian
- sciscitor, consuleLatin
- tham khảoVietnamese
- באַראַטנ זיךYiddish
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