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. President Dilma Rousseff:

    We must consult the population to rebuild a constitutional pact that was broken by the impeachment process.

  2. Peter Turkson:

    Just because the pope is not a scientist does not mean he can't consult scientists.

  3. Dana Varble:

    The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, ACVB, has a great website to find a veterinary behavioral expert that can do a consult with you, and some of those behaviorists are already set up to do via the phone or video.

  4. The IOC:

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

  5. Author Unknown:

    A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, "And whom did you consult before coming to me?""Only the village druggist," was the answer."And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you?" asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman."Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."

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