from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To seek advice or information of: consult an attorney.
- transitive v. To refer to: consulted a telephone directory for the number.
- transitive v. To take into account; consider: consult one's checkbook before making a major purchase.
- intransitive v. To exchange views; confer.
- intransitive v. To work or serve as a consultant: a retired executive who consults for several large companies.
- n. A consultation, especially one involving physicians.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.
- n. : A council; a meeting for consultation.
- n. : Agreement; concert.
- n. : A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation.
- v. To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
- v. To advise or offer expertise.
- v. To work as a consultant or contractor rather than as a full-time employee of a firm.
- v. 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.
- v. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
- v. , (obsolete): To deliberate upon; to take for.
- v. , (obsolete): To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
- transitive v. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to.
- transitive v. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider.
- transitive v. To deliberate upon; to take for.
- transitive v. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
- n. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.
- n. A council; a meeting for consultation.
- n. Agreement; concert.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ask advice of; seek the opinion of as a guide to one's own judgment; have recourse to for information or instruction: as, to consult a friend, a physician, or a book.
- To have especial reference or respect to, in judging or acting; consider; regard.
- To plan, devise, or contrive.
- . To seek the opinion or advice of another, for the purpose of regulating one's own action or judgment: followed by with.
- To take counsel together; confer; deliberate in common.
- n. A meeting for consultation or deliberation; a council.
- n. The act of consulting; the effect of consultation; determination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have a conference in order to talk something over
- v. seek information from
- v. get or ask advice from
- v. advise professionally
Well, if you want to learn how to protect your house against a break-in, the best source to consult is a professional burglar.
In other words, readers, (and I'm resisting the urge to write this in capitals) they don't try to sell you anything; well of course, they do, it's their job after all (the makeup consult is £ 10, which is subtracted from the cost of anything you buy) — they just do it very quietly.
Fed up with her non-existent love life, Faith decides to once again consult the cards.
To consult is to learn, and to become sensitive to all perspectives, so that whatever decision is made, the government will act with the knowledge of how all relevant interests will be affected, after having given respectful consideration to those interests.
In this role as a true partner we will be able to again consult with the United States as we have in the past, and be able to advocate and encourage even more steps to avoid nuclear conflict.
Now, the agreement to consult is really important.
He did herein consult the benefit of his creatures.
He also recommends that patients taking bisphosphonates long term consult their doctors if they experience pain in their thighs, suggesting "It may be time to consider a drug holiday."
"Well, I should not have used the word consult, particularly to such an independent little lady as sweet Alice Goff.
Tell you what: If you're still here when I wake up, we'll call a consult and consider some imaging.