I. verb Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French consulter, from Latin consultare, frequentative of consulere to deliberate, counsel, consult Date: 1527 transitive verb 1. to have regard to ; consider 2. a. to ask the advice or opinion of <
consult a doctor
b. to refer to <
consult a dictionary
intransitive verb 1. to consult an individual 2. to deliberate together ; confer 3. to serve as a consultant • consulter noun II. noun Date: 1560 consultation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Consult — Con*sult , v. t. 1. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary. [1913 Webster] Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . .; they were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consult — UK US /kənˈsʌlt/ verb ► [T] to get information or advice from a person, book, etc. with special knowledge on a particular subject: consult a lawyer/solicitor/accountant, etc. »Because investors state and local taxes may be different than the… …   Financial and business terms

  • consult — CONSÚLT, consulturi, s.n. Examinare a unui bolnav de către o comisie medicală pentru stabilirea diagnosticului bolii şi indicarea tratamentului. – Din lat. consultum. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 06.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  consúlt s. n., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • consult — [kən sult′] vi. [L consultare < pp. of consulere, to deliberate, consider, orig., prob., to call together, as in consulere senatum, to gather the senate, hence ask (it) for advice < com , with + IE base * sel , to take, seize > SELL, Gr… …   English World dictionary

  • Consult — Con*sult (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consulting}.] [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. {Counsel}.] To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consult — Con*sult (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt or k[o^]n s[u^]lt), n. 1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved in smoke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consult — I (ask advice of) verb advise with, ask, ask advice, ask an opinion, ask for recommendations, ask for suggestions, call in, confer, consultare, deliberate, discuss, exchange observations, interchange views, parley, question, seek counsel, seek… …   Law dictionary

  • consult — 1520s, from M.Fr. consulter (16c.), from L. consultare consult, take the advice of, frequentative of consulere to take counsel, meet and consider (see CONSULTATION (Cf. consultation)). Related: Consulted; consulting …   Etymology dictionary

  • consult — *confer, advise, parley, commune, treat, negotiate Analogous words: *discuss, debate: deliberate, cogitate (see THINK): counsel, advise (see under ADVICE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consult — [v] ask, confer argue, ask advice of, be closeted with, brainstorm*, call in, cogitate, collogue, commune, compare notes, confab, confabulate, consider, debate, deliberate, discuss, examine, flap*, groupthink*, huddle, interrogate, interview,… …   New thesaurus

  • consult — ► VERB 1) seek information or advice from. 2) seek permission or approval from. 3) (consulting) engaged in the business of giving advice to others in the same field. DERIVATIVES consultation noun consultative adjective consultee noun …   English terms dictionary

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