Pronunciation: /kənˈsʌlt /[with object]
- 1Seek information or advice from (someone, especially an expert or professional): if you consult a solicitor, making a will is a simple procedureMore example sentences
- Anyone seeking such advice should consult a competent professional.
- Do always consult an expert for advice on international adoption agencies and orphanages.
- Continue to engage and consult professional trainers, breeders and other specialists.
- 1.1Have discussions with (someone), typically before undertaking a course of action: patients are entitled to be consulted about their treatment [no object]: the government must consult with interested bodiesMore example sentences
confer, discuss, talk, talk things over, have a talk, exchange views, have discussions, converse, communicate, parley; deliberate, debate, negotiate• formal confabulatetake into consideration/account, have regard to, respect, have an eye to
- He said that at the centre of the present crisis was the fact that the federal council had taken a course of action without consulting the people.
- No one of course consulted the Scottish people, and widespread popular opposition greeted the Union.
- Of course I am not consulted by State-owned enterprises before they put up prices.
- 1.2Refer for information to (a book, diary, or watch): she consulted a large desk diaryMore example sentences
- I would not consult watches or diaries if I did not need time to do things, if I did not need to do things on time.
- Serena watched him consult his electronic notepad then head for the door of the hotel room.
- He had refreshed his memory by consulting the meticulous diaries he has kept throughout his career.
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒnsʌlt /chiefly North American Back to top
- An act of consulting a professional; a consultation: after a consult with his attorneys, he retracted his previous statementMore example sentences
- A psychiatric consult suggested the possibility of major depression.
- When the ER doctors noticed the slight bruising, they ran a CAT scan and called for a neurology consult.
- If no physical problems are determined, then treatment or referral for a behavioral consult may be needed.
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- An expert advisory or consultative committee should be set up to assist with this.
- The ministry of agriculture was gradually reduced from a centralized authority over the farms to a mere consultative and advisory body.
- He had been a consultative adviser to Organon, Schering, and Wyeth on safety of medicines since the early 1990s.
early 16th century (in the sense 'confer'): from French consulter, from Latin consultare, frequentative of consulere 'take counsel'.