consult - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleconsulting
past tenseconsulted
past participleconsulted
  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.