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.
Archaic. a secret meeting, especially one for seditious purposes.
- pre·con·sult, verb
- re·con·sult, verb
- un·con·sult·ed, adjective
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How to use consult in a sentence
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they’ve altered their spending habits to save money because of inflation, according to a Morning consult poll released this week.A Gas Holiday Might Be Popular, But It’s Unlikely To Do Much To Lower Inflation | Monica Potts (Monica.Potts@disney.com) | June 24, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Research conducted by global data intelligence company Morning consult indicates that 13% of Gen Zers and 11% of millennials are willing to take substantial financial risks in expectation of earning substantial rewards as compared to 3% of Boomers.Millennials and Gen Z Invested When It Was Fun. Now They're Riding Out a Crash | Megan McCluskey | May 19, 2022 | Time
Meanwhile, 40 percent in the Morning consult poll said they don’t plan to watch the Olympics this year because they are opposed to China hosting the Games, and 31 percent cited it as a “major” reason.Why Aren’t More Americans Interested In The Winter Olympics? | Kaleigh Rogers | February 4, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
That’s down from 43 percent in January of last year, and 69 percent prior to election day 2020, according to prior polling from Morning consult.
The second biggest priority in the bill per Morning consult was allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, which 71 percent of registered voters supported.Americans Like What’s In The Build Back Better Act. They’re Lukewarm On The Bill Itself. | Mackenzie Wilkes (Mackenzie.Wilkes@abc.com) | December 17, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
McCain said he wanted Obama to consult with his top generals about what to do on Iraq before offering his own advice.
The White House did not even consult or inform Congress until after the prisoner release had begun.How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release | Eli Lake | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
consult your doctor to determine a healthy range of sodium for you.
He cannot consult Mr. Ed, but he could take some guidance from a horse that shares the same ancestry.
(For those who insist on a more lawyerly consideration, consult the indispensible Skepdic on the subject).Introducing ‘Breatharianism,’ The Dumbest Diet of All Time | Kent Sepkowitz | March 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
consult not with him that layeth a snare for thee, and hide thy counsel from them that envy thee.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Mrs. Irvin has decided to consult a palmist or a hypnotist or some such occult authority before dining with you this evening.Dope | Sax Rohmer
I came here this afternoon on purpose to consult you, though I knew what a busy time it was with you during the hay harvest.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Tell ye, and come, and consult together: who hath declared this from the beginning, who hath foretold this from that time?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Then, too, they wanted to fasten the porcelain insulators just right and had to consult one of the books several times.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for consult
(when intr, often foll by with) to ask advice from (someone); confer with (someone)
(tr) to refer to for information: to 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
- consultable, adjective
- consulter or consultor, noun
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