consult

[ verb kuh n-suhlt; noun kon-suhlt, kuh n-suhlt ]
/ verb kənˈsʌlt; noun ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌlt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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.

noun

Archaic. a secret meeting, especially one for seditious purposes.

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Origin of consult

1525–35; (< Middle French consulter) < Latin consultāre to deliberate, consult, frequentative of consulere to consult, take counsel; cf. consul

synonym study for consult

1. Consult, confer imply talking over a situation or a subject with someone to decide points in doubt. To consult is to seek from a presumably qualified person or source advice, opinion, etc.: to consult an authority. To confer is to exchange views: The partners conferred concerning their business.

OTHER WORDS FROM consult

pre·con·sult, verbre·con·sult, verbun·con·sult·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for consult

consult
/ (kənˈsʌlt) /

verb

(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

Derived forms of consult

consultable, adjectiveconsulter or consultor, noun

Word Origin for consult

C17: from French consulter, from Latin consultāre to reflect, take counsel, from consulere to consult
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