consult, confer with(verb)
get or ask advice from
"Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
consult, refer, look up(verb)
seek information from
"You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes"
confab, relate, confer, touch, bring up, mention, name, have-to doe with, consult, advert, touch on, denote, confer with, come to, confabulate, refer, pertain, cite, bear on, look up, concern
confer, confabulate, confab, consult(verb)
have a conference in order to talk something over
"We conferred about a plan of action"
"The professor consults for industry"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An individual considers, meditates, ponders, reflects, by himself; he weighs a matter in his own mind, and is sometimes said even to debate with himself. Consult and confer always imply two or more persons, as does debate, unless expressly limited as above. Confer suggests the interchange of counsel, advice, or information; consult indicates almost exclusively the receiving of it. A man confers with his associates about a new investment; he consults his physician about his health; he may confer with him on matters of general interest. He consults a dictionary, but does not confer with it. Deliberate, which can be applied to a single individual, is also the word for a great number, while consult is ordinarily limited to a few; a committee consults; an assembly deliberates. Deliberating always carries the idea of slowness; consulting is compatible with haste; we can speak of a hasty consultation, not of a hasty deliberation. Debate implies opposing views; deliberate, simply a gathering and balancing of all facts and reasons. We consider or deliberate with a view to action, while meditation may be quite purposeless.
We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for consult
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- консултирам, съвещавам се, допитвам се, съветвам сеBulgarian
- beratschlagen, um Rat nachsuchen, beraten, zu Rate ziehen, um Rat fragenGerman
- consultare, consultarsiItalian
- tham khảoVietnamese
- באַראַטנ זיךYiddish
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