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consult

con·sult

consult

 
 
pronunciation:
kn suhlt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: consulted, consulting, consults
definition 1: to look to for advice or information.
He consulted his lawyer concerning his legal rights in the matter.
similar words:
ask, inquire of, look to
definition 2: to refer to.
Let's consult the dictionary for the correct spelling.
similar words:
check, refer to
definition 3: to take into account; consider.
I'll have to consult my finances before deciding to buy.
synonyms:
consider, regard, take into account
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to deliberate; confer (usu. fol. by with).
She consulted with her doctor before deciding to enter the marathon.
synonyms:
confer
similar words:
caucus, check, deliberate, huddle, meet, negotiate, talk
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