consult

\ \ [17] The -sult element of consult represents a prehistoric Indo-European *sal-, which may be related to Sanskrit sar- ‘go’. It was used with the prefix com- ‘together’ to form the Latin verb consulerediscuss, consult’. An altered form developed, consultāre denoting repeated action, and this was the source, via French consulter of the English verb. Related to Latin consulere were the nouns consul, borrowed into English in the 14th century, and consilium, ultimate source of English counsel [13].
\ \ Cf.CONSUL, COUNSEL

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  • Consult — Con*sult , v. t. 1. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary. [1913 Webster] Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . .; they were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consult — UK US /kənˈsʌlt/ verb ► [T] to get information or advice from a person, book, etc. with special knowledge on a particular subject: consult a lawyer/solicitor/accountant, etc. »Because investors state and local taxes may be different than the… …   Financial and business terms

  • consult — CONSÚLT, consulturi, s.n. Examinare a unui bolnav de către o comisie medicală pentru stabilirea diagnosticului bolii şi indicarea tratamentului. – Din lat. consultum. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 06.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  consúlt s. n., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • consult — [kən sult′] vi. [L consultare < pp. of consulere, to deliberate, consider, orig., prob., to call together, as in consulere senatum, to gather the senate, hence ask (it) for advice < com , with + IE base * sel , to take, seize > SELL, Gr… …   English World dictionary

  • Consult — Con*sult (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Consulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consulting}.] [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. {Counsel}.] To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consult — Con*sult (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt or k[o^]n s[u^]lt), n. 1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved in smoke.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consult — I (ask advice of) verb advise with, ask, ask advice, ask an opinion, ask for recommendations, ask for suggestions, call in, confer, consultare, deliberate, discuss, exchange observations, interchange views, parley, question, seek counsel, seek… …   Law dictionary

  • consult — 1520s, from M.Fr. consulter (16c.), from L. consultare consult, take the advice of, frequentative of consulere to take counsel, meet and consider (see CONSULTATION (Cf. consultation)). Related: Consulted; consulting …   Etymology dictionary

  • consult — *confer, advise, parley, commune, treat, negotiate Analogous words: *discuss, debate: deliberate, cogitate (see THINK): counsel, advise (see under ADVICE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • consult — [v] ask, confer argue, ask advice of, be closeted with, brainstorm*, call in, cogitate, collogue, commune, compare notes, confab, confabulate, consider, debate, deliberate, discuss, examine, flap*, groupthink*, huddle, interrogate, interview,… …   New thesaurus

  • consult — ► VERB 1) seek information or advice from. 2) seek permission or approval from. 3) (consulting) engaged in the business of giving advice to others in the same field. DERIVATIVES consultation noun consultative adjective consultee noun …   English terms dictionary

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