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consult (v.)

"ask advice of, seek the opinion of as a guide to one's own judgment," 1520s, from French consulter (16c.), from Latin consultare "consult, take the advice of," frequentative of consulere "to take counsel, meet and consider," originally probably "to call together," as in consulere senatum "to gather the senate" (to ask for advice), from Proto-Italic *kom-sel-e-, from *kom- "with, together" (see con-) + *sel-e- "take, gather together," from PIE root *s(e)lh- "to take" (said to be also the source of Middle Welsh dyrllid "to earn," Gothic saljan "to sacrifice," Old Norse selja "to sell, hand over"). Related: Consulted; consulting.

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Definitions of consult

consult (v.)
get or ask advice from;
They had to consult before arriving at a decision
Synonyms: confer with
consult (v.)
seek information from;
You should consult the dictionary
Synonyms: refer / look up
consult (v.)
have a conference in order to talk something over;
Synonyms: confer / confabulate / confab
consult (v.)
advise professionally;
The professor consults for industry
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