consult

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consult is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
consider - consult - contract

Pronunciation[change]

noun
  • enPR: kŏn'sŭlt or kənsŭlt'
  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒnsʌlt/ or /kənˈsʌlt/, SAMPA: /"kQnsVlt/ or /k@n"sVlt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈkɑnsʌlt/, SAMPA: /"kAnsVlt/
  • (file)
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
consult

Plural
consults

  1. (US): A visit or a consultation.
    I have a consult with a sleep specialist this afternoon.
  2. (old, no longer used): The act of consulting or the results of that consultation;.
    The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved in smoke. -Dryden.
  3. (old, no longer used): A council; a meeting for consultation.
    A consult of coquettes. -Swift.
  4. (old, no longer used): Agreement; concert.

Verb[change]

Plain form
consult

Third-person singular
consults

Past tense
consulted

Past participle
consulted

Present participle
consulting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you consult with someone, you ask them their opinion or for advice.
    I think it would be a good idea to consult a doctor about the pain.
  2. (transitive) If you consult a dictionary, the web, a phone book, etc., you look there for information.

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