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verb consult pronunciation in British English /kənˈsʌlt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconsult
he/she/itconsults
present participleconsulting
past tenseconsulted
past participleconsulted
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to ask for information or advice from someone who has special knowledge about a particular subject
    Before going on a diet, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
    consult someone about something: Mr Bell said he had consulted his solicitor about the matter.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to discuss something with someone, or to get their permission before you make a decision
    consult with someone: We will be consulting with representatives from several different industries.
    consult someone about something: Why wasn’t I consulted about this?
  3. 3
    [transitive] to look in a book or at a map or list in order to find information
    Consult the timetable to see when the last train leaves.

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