Consult

Definition of Consult

Con`sult´   Pronunciation: kǒn`sŭlt´ or kǒn´sŭlt
v. i.1.To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
[imp. & p. p. Consulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Consulting.]
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.
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 forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . . ; they were content to consult libraries.
- 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.
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.
Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people.
- Hab. ii. 10.
n.1.The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.
The council broke;
And all grave consults dissolved in smoke.
- Dryden.
2.A council; a meeting for consultation.
3.Agreement; concert

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