verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to have regard to :  consider
a :  to ask the advice or opinion of <consult a doctor>
b :  to refer to <consult a dictionary>
intransitive verb
:  to consult an individual
:  to deliberate together :  confer
:  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


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>

First Known Use of CONSULT

CONSULTER Defined for Kids


verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

Definition of CONSULT for Kids

:  to seek the opinion or advice of <consult a doctor>
:  to seek information from <consult a dictionary>
:  to talk something over <I'll have to consult with my lawyer.>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb con·sult \kən-ˈsəlt\

Medical Definition of CONSULT

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


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