Definitions for: Consult


[v] consult (archaic); "The student should take counsel with himself"
[v] advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"
[v] have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
[v] seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
[v] when planning or deciding something
[v] get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
[v] advise professionally; work as a consultant



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*sult" (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Consulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Consulting.] [L. consultare,
fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.]
To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to
deliberate together; to confer.

Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. --Shak.

All the laws of England have been made by the kings
England, consulting with the nobility and commons.
--Hobbes.


Con*sult", v. t.
1. 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.

Men fergot, or feared, to consult . . .; they were
content to consult liberaries. --Whewell.

2. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard
to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.

We are . . . to consult the necessities of life,
rather than matters of ornament and delight.
--L'Estrange.

3. To deliberate upon; to take for. [Obs.]

Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet
nothing was positively resolved. --Clarendon.

4. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to
contrive. [Obs.]

Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting
off many people. --Hab. ii. 10.


Con*sult" (? or ?), n.
1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also,
the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.]

The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved
in smoke. --Dryden.

2. A council; a meeting for consultation. [Obs.] ``A consult
of coquettes.'' --Swift.

3. Agreement; concert [Obs.] --Dryden.

Synonyms: confab, confabulate, confer, confer with, look up, refer, take counsel

See Also: advise, ask, collogue, consider, consider, counsel, count, debate, deliberate, discuss, do work, enquire, inquire, moot, research, talk over, turn over, weigh, work

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