consultant

noun
con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Definition of consultant

1 : one who consults another
2 : one who gives professional advice or services : expert

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Other Words from consultant

consultantship \ kən-​ˈsəl-​tᵊnt-​ˌship How to pronounce consultantship (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for consultant

Synonyms

adviser (also advisor), consigliere, counsel, counselor (or counsellor)

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Examples of consultant in a Sentence

They've hired a computer consultant to assess how the company can upgrade its system. a consultant in public relations to a number of large corporations

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The results of joint ventures, for example, could be highlighted separately or consolidated in a company’s overall financials, consultants said. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, "Uber to Have Task of Explaining Its Diverse Businesses as It Closes In on IPO," 10 Apr. 2019 But according to the show's blind consultant, Lorri Bernson, this was the right move. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The CW’s In the Dark Is a Compelling Look at the Blind Experience," 4 Apr. 2019 After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard and becoming a Rhodes Scholar (yup), Buttigieg did a stint as a McKinsey & Co. consultant, before enrolling in the U.S. Navy Reserve and rising to lieutenant. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Who Is Pete Buttigeig, the Gay Millennial Mayor the Democrats Didn't See Coming?," 1 Apr. 2019 In Canada, Mulroney is fashion royalty: brand consultant, bridal authority, fashion contributor (on Citytv’s CityLine), and Instagram star. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jessica Mulroney Is the Real Fashion Royalty," 7 Mar. 2019 These consultants selling a certain vision of how the corporation ought to be run. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Temp’ author Louis Hyman on Recode Decode," 29 Aug. 2018 There was something punk rock about Bobby Kennedy not going where the pollsters said or where consultants said. Matt Viser, Town & Country, "Why So Many People Are Betting on Beto O'Rourke," 26 July 2018 Miller, a local political consultant, pleaded guilty to evading taxes on nearly $400,000 in income in April. Chris Brennan, Philly.com, "Nancy Pelosi pals around with convicted tax dodger at Dems fundraiser in Philly," 13 July 2018 Children needed meals, clothes and rides to school, and one school consultant says three students came to her, talking about suicide. Nomaan Merchant, Cincinnati.com, "Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid in Covington," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of consultant

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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consultant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of consultant

: a person who gives professional advice or services to companies for a fee
British : a hospital doctor of the highest rank who is an expert in a particular area of medicine

consultant

noun
con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəl-tᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Kids Definition of consultant

: a person who gives professional advice or services

consultant

noun
con·​sul·​tant | \ kən-ˈsəlt-ᵊnt How to pronounce consultant (audio) \

Medical Definition of consultant

: one (as a physician, surgeon, or psychologist) called in for professional advice or services

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