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English verb: consult

1. consult (communication) get or ask advice from

SamplesConsult your local broker.
They had to consult before arriving at a decision.

ExamplesSam and Sue consult, Sam cannot consult Sue

Synonymsconfer with

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)ask, enquire, inquire

2. consult (communication) seek information from

SamplesYou should consult the dictionary.
Refer to your notes.

Synonymslook up, refer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)research

3. consult (communication) have a conference in order to talk something over

SamplesWe conferred about a plan of action.

ExamplesSam cannot consult Sue , Sam wants to consult with Sue

Synonymsconfab, confabulate, confer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over

Narrower (hyponym)collogue

4. consult (communication) advise professionally

SamplesThe professor consults for industry.

ExamplesSam and Sue consult, Sam cannot consult Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede

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