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Definition of "consult" []

  • To seek advice or information of: consult an attorney. (verb-transitive)
  • To refer to: consulted a telephone directory for the number. (verb-transitive)
  • To take into account; consider: consult one's checkbook before making a major purchase. (verb-transitive)
  • To exchange views; confer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To work or serve as a consultant: a retired executive who consults for several large companies. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consult" in a sentence
  • "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."