- to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from: Consult your lawyer before signing the contract.
- to refer to for information: Consult your dictionary for the spelling of the word.
- to have regard for (a person's interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.
- Obsolete. to meditate, plan, or contrive.
- to consider or deliberate; take counsel; confer (usually followed by with): He consulted with his doctor.
- to give professional or expert advice; serve as consultant.
- a consultation.
- Archaic. a secret meeting, especially one for seditious purposes.
Origin of consult
Examples from the Web for consulted
He added that Norse has good relations with the FBI and has consulted with them on other crime cases.FBI Won’t Stop Blaming North Korea for Sony Hack -- Despite New Evidence
December 30, 2014
Goff said he had consulted with a former Romney staffer by the name of Jared Townsend.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
Other SEALs have given paid speeches and consulted for filmmakers and video game designers.Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say
November 7, 2014
He consulted with specialists in Los Angeles, Boston and Baltimore.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
She consulted with friends on Facebook and formed Concerned Liberians Against Ebola.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband
July 30, 2014
And if they had consulted him he could have asked for no greater favor.Way of the Lawless
She believes that this order is from my father, and that my mother has not been consulted upon it.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Faust consulted his betting sheet, Crane looking over his shoulder.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
This was at least the advice I gave him, when he consulted us yesterday evening.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Young John assenting, Pancks dealt him his card, and consulted his hand again.Little Dorrit
- (when intr, often foll by with) to ask advice from (someone); confer with (someone)
- (tr) to refer to for informationto consult a map
- (tr) to have regard for (a person's feelings, interests, etc) in making decisions or plans; consider
- (intr) to make oneself available to give professional advice, esp at scheduled times and for a fee
Word Origin and History for consulted
1520s, from Middle French consulter (16c.), from Latin consultare "consult, take the advice of," frequentative of consulere "to take counsel, meet and consider" (see consultation). Related: Consulted; consulting.