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consult

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verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

Simple Definition of consult

  • : to go to (someone, such as a doctor or lawyer) for advice : to ask for the professional opinion of (someone)

  • : to talk about something with (someone) in order to make a decision

  • : to look for information in (something, such as a book or map)

Full Definition of consult

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to have regard to :  consider

  3. 2 a :  to ask the advice or opinion of <consult a doctor> b :  to refer to <consult a dictionary>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to consult an individual

  6. 2 :  to deliberate together :  confer

  7. 3 :  to serve as a consultant

con·sult·er noun

Examples of consult

  1. consult a lawyer about a business matter

  2. You should not attempt these exercises without first consulting your doctor.

  3. He made the decision without consulting me.

  4. I expect to be consulted on important decisions.

  5. I don't remember that part of the meeting; I'll have to consult my notes.



Origin of consult

Middle French or Latin; Middle French consulter, from Latin consultare, frequentative of consulere to deliberate, counsel, consult


First Known Use: 1527

Rhymes with consult


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consult

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noun con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt, ˈkän-ˌ\

Definition of consult



Examples of consult

  1. <it was time for a change of do, which called for a consult with her hairdresser>



1560

First Known Use of consult

1560



CONSULT Defined for Kids

consult

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verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

Definition of consult

con·sult·edcon·sult·ing

  1. 1 :  to seek the opinion or advice of <consult a doctor>

  2. 2 :  to seek information from <consult a dictionary>

  3. 3 :  to talk something over <I'll have to consult with my lawyer.>




Medical Dictionary

consult

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transitive verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

Medical Definition of consult

  1. :  to ask the advice or opinion of <consult a doctor>





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