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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. (obsolete): 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.
  1. (obsolete): A council; a meeting for consultation.
A of coquettes. -Swift.
  1. (obsolete): Agreement; concert.
  2. : A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take consel; to deliberate together; to confer.
Let us 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.
  1. (intransitive) To advise or offer expertise.
  2. (intransitive) To work as a consultant or contractor rather than as a full-time employee of a firm.
  3. (transitive) 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 ... ; they were content to liberaries. -Whewell.
  1. (transitive) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
We are ... to the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight. -L'Estrange.
  1. (transitive), (obsolete): To deliberate upon; to take for.
Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved. -Clarendon.
  1. (transitive), (obsolete): To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
Thou hast consulted shame to thy use by cutting off many people. -Hab. ii. 10.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: raadplegen(nl)
  • Spanish: consultar(es)
Etymology: consultare, from consulere to consult.


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