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con·sult

 (kən-sŭlt′)
v. con·sult·ed, con·sult·ing, con·sults
v.tr.
1.
a. To seek advice or information of: consult an attorney.
b. To refer to: consulted the restaurant's website for directions.
2. To take into account; consider: consult one's checkbook before making a major purchase.
v.intr.
1. To exchange views; confer.
2. To work or serve as a consultant: a retired executive who consults for several large companies.
n. (kən-sŭlt′, kŏn′sŭlt′)
A consultation, especially one involving physicians.

[French consulter, from Latin cōnsultāre, frequentative of cōnsulere, to take counsel.]

con·sult′er n.

consult

(kənˈsʌlt)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by with) to ask advice from (someone); confer with (someone)
2. (tr) to refer to for information: to consult a map.
3. (tr) to have regard for (a person's feelings, interests, etc) in making decisions or plans; consider
4. (intr) to make oneself available to give professional advice, esp at scheduled times and for a fee
[C17: from French consulter, from Latin consultāre to reflect, take counsel, from consulere to consult]
conˈsultable adj
conˈsulter, conˈsultor n

con•sult

(v. kənˈsʌlt; n. ˈkɒn sʌlt, kənˈsʌlt)

v.t.
1. to seek guidance or information from: to consult a lawyer.
2. to refer to for information: to consult a dictionary.
3. to have regard for (a person's interest, convenience, etc.) in making plans.
4. Obs. to meditate, plan, or contrive.
v.i.
5. to take counsel: to consult with a doctor.
6. to give professional or expert advice; serve as consultant.
n.
7. a consultation.
8. Archaic. a secret meeting, esp. for seditious purposes.
[1525–35; (< Middle French consulter) < Latin consultāre to deliberate, consult, frequentative of consulere to consult, take counsel; compare consul]
syn: consult, confer imply talking over a situation or a subject with someone. To consult is to seek advice, opinions, or guidance from a presumably qualified person or source: to consult with a financial analyst. To confer is to exchange views, ideas, or information in a discussion.

Consult

 council meeting for consultation, 1634; a meeting for conspiracy or intrigue. See also conspiracy.
Examples: consult of catholics, 1762; of coquettes; of doctors, 1700; of Jesuits, 1823.

consult

If you consult someone, you ask them for their opinion or advice.

If your baby is losing weight, you should consult your doctor promptly.
She wished to consult him about her future.
If you are renting from a private landlord, you should consult a solicitor to find out your exact position.

Some speakers of American English say consult with instead of 'consult'.

The Americans would have to consult with their allies about any military action in Europe.
They consult with companies to improve worker satisfaction and productivity.

consult


Past participle: consulted
Gerund: consulting

Imperative
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Present
I consult
you consult
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we consult
you consult
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Preterite
I consulted
you consulted
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we consulted
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Present Continuous
I am consulting
you are consulting
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we are consulting
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Present Perfect
I have consulted
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we have consulted
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Past Continuous
I was consulting
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we were consulting
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Past Perfect
I had consulted
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Future
I will consult
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Future Perfect
I will have consulted
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you will have consulted
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Future Continuous
I will be consulting
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we will be consulting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consulting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consulting
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we will have been consulting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consulting
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Conditional
I would consult
you would consult
he/she/it would consult
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Past Conditional
I would have consulted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consult - get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
ask, enquire, inquire - inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times"
2.consult - seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
research - attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner; "The student researched the history of that word"
3.consult - have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
collogue - confer secretly
4.consult - advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

consult

verb
1. ask, refer to, turn to, interrogate, take counsel, ask advice of, pick (someone's) brains, question Consult your doctor before undertaking a strenuous exercise programme.
2. confer, talk, debate, deliberate, commune, compare notes, consider The umpires consulted quickly.
3. refer to, check in, look in He had to consult a pocket dictionary.
4. consider, regard, respect, take account of, take into consideration, have regard for They must not feel the decision has been made without consulting their feelings.
Quotations
"consult: to seek another's approval of a course already decided on" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

consult

verb
To meet and exchange views to reach a decision:
Informal: powwow.
Translations
يَسْتَشيريَسْتَشِيرُيُعْطي إسْتِشارَه
radit semít konzultacepodívat se
konsulteregive konsultation
kysyä neuvoa
savjetovati se
értekeziktanácsot kér
ráîgast viîveita viîtalstíma
相談する
상의하다
atsiklaustikonsultacijakonsultantaskonsultuotikonsultuotis
grieztieskonsultētkonsultētiespaskatīties pulkstenīprasīt padomu
ordinovaťporadiť sa
posvetovati se
konsultera
ปรึกษา
danışmakdanışmanlık yapmakbaşvurmak
tư vấn

consult

[kənˈsʌlt]
A. VT
1. [+ book, person, doctor] → consultar
2. (frm) (= show consideration for) [+ one's interests] → tener en cuenta
B. VIconsultar
to consult togetherreunirse para hacer consultas
people should consult morela gente debería consultar más entre sí
to consult with (US) → consultar con, aconsejarse con

consult

[kənˈsʌlt]
vt
[+ person] → consulter; [+ doctor] → consulter
to consult sb about sth → consulter qn à propos de qch
[+ map] → consulter
vi (= canvass opinion) → prendre des avis
to consult with sb → consulter qn

consult

vt
(= ask)sich besprechen mit, konsultieren; lawyer, doctor etckonsultieren, zurate or zu Rate ziehen; dictionarynachschlagen in (+dat), → konsultieren (geh); mapnachsehen auf (+dat); oraclebefragen; horoscopenachlesen; clocksehen auf (+acc); he might have consulted medas hätte er auch mit mir besprechen können, er hätte mich auch konsultieren können; you don’t have to consult me about every little detailSie brauchen mich nicht wegen jeder Kleinigkeit zu fragen; he did it without consulting anyoneer hat das getan, ohne jemanden zu fragen
(form: = consider) → bedenken
vi (= confer)sich beraten, beratschlagen; to consult together (over something)(etw) gemeinsam beraten; to consult with somebodysich mit jdm beraten

consult

[kənˈsʌlt]
1. vt to consult sb (about sth)consultare qn (su or riguardo a qc)
2. vi to consult each otherconsultarsi

consult

(kənˈsalt) verb
1. to seek advice or information from. Consult your doctor; He consulted his watch; He consulted with me about what we should do next.
2. (of a doctor etc) to give professional advice. He consults on Mondays and Fridays.
conˈsultant noun
1. a person who gives professional advice. He is consultant to a firm of engineers; (also adjective) a consultant engineer.
2. a senior hospital doctor specializing in a particular branch of medicine. His condition is so serious that they have sent for the consultant; (also adjective) a consultant physician.
ˌconsulˈtation (kon-) noun
How much does he charge for a consultation?

consult

يَسْتَشِيرُ radit se konsultere konsultieren συμβουλεύομαι consultar kysyä neuvoa consulter savjetovati se consultare 相談する 상의하다 consulteren rådspørre poradzić się consultar советоваться konsultera ปรึกษา danışmak tư vấn 商量

consult

v. consultar;
examinar, evaluar.

consult

n consulta (en el hospital); We need to get a renal consult.. Tenemos que consultar con el equipo renal; vt consultar; to consult a specialist..consultar con or a un especialista
References in classic literature ?
Meg, dear, be prudent, watch over your sisters, consult Hannah, and in any perplexity, go to Mr.
Damon came over frequently to consult with Tom and Ned, and finally the last of their baggage had been packed, certain of Tom's inventions and implements sent on by express to New York to be taken to Honduras, and then our friends themselves followed to the metropolis.
While these repairs were being made, the old gentleman often dropped in to consult Lena's preferences.
More than once he halted to consult with his confederates, the Mohicans, pointing upward at the moon, and examining the barks of the trees with care.
Indeed, he remembered that he had forgotten to consult the letterpress as to which it represented.