con·​sul·​ta·​tive | \ kən-ˈsəl-tə-tiv How to pronounce consultative (audio) , ˈkän(t)-səl-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce consultative (audio) \

Definition of consultative

: of, relating to, or intended for consultation : advisory a consultative committee a consultative document

Examples of consultative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Businesses that offer consultative services should consider offering virtual courses, training sessions and webinars. George Kocher, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Particularly during a crisis, agents must now be knowledgeable, consultative and empathetic to customers’ unique needs and circumstances. Brian Solis, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 This all comes together to define a consultative approach to property management: providing not only top-notch management service, but also sound and savvy counsel whenever your client needs it. David Crown, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Once that consultative duty has been discharged, the CDC’s regulatory role evaporates. WSJ, 25 Apr. 2021 Salespeople should adopt a more consultative approach and think about how capabilities could be used in different ways. Christine Bailey, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 His experience also includes positions in mergers and acquisitions, lending and consultative sales., 20 Sep. 2020 While the Taliban has released the Afghan prisoners, President Ashraf Ghani was reluctant to release 400 Taliban prisoners accused of serious crimes until a consultative assembly, convened this month, approved their release. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2020 His announcement came after a consultative assembly where he had been advised by thousands of representatives from across the country. Fatima Faizi,, 9 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of consultative

1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Consultative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of consultative

: giving advice
: having power only to give advice and not to make decisions


con·​sul·​ta·​tive | \ kən-ˈsəl-tət-iv How to pronounce consultative (audio) , ˈkän(t)-səl-ˌtāt-iv How to pronounce consultative (audio) \

Medical Definition of consultative

: of, relating to, or intended for consultation neurologic services are typically consultativePhysicians' Current Procedural Terminology

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