Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb consult

4 senses of consult

Sense 1
consult, confer with -- (get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They had to consult before arriving at a decision")
       => ask, inquire, enquire -- (inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times")

Sense 2
consult, refer, look up -- (seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary"; "refer to your notes")
       => research -- (attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner; "The student researched the history of that word")

Sense 3
confer, confabulate, confab, consult -- (have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 4
consult -- (advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry")
       => rede, advise, counsel -- (give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud")

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