consult

Definitions

  • Romulus consulting the Augury
    Romulus consulting the Augury
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v consult advise professionally "The professor consults for industry"
    • v consult have a conference in order to talk something over "We conferred about a plan of action"
    • v consult seek information from "You should consult the dictionary","refer to your notes"
    • v consult get or ask advice from "Consult your local broker","They had to consult before arriving at a decision"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consult A council; a meeting for consultation. "A consult of coquettes."
    • Consult Agreement; concert
    • Consult The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision. "The council broke;
      And all grave consults dissolved in smoke."
    • Consult 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. "Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . . ; they were content to consult libraries."
    • Consult To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive. "Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people."
    • Consult To deliberate upon; to take for. "Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved."
    • Consult To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes. "We are . . . to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight."
    • v. i Consult kŏn*sŭlt" To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer. "Let us consult upon to-morrow's business.""All the laws of England have been made by the kings England, consulting with the nobility and commons."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consult To ask advice of; seek the opinion of as a guide to one's own judgment; have recourse to for information or instruction: as, to consult a friend, a physician, or a book.
    • consult To have especial reference or respect to, in judging or acting; consider; regard.
    • consult To plan, devise, or contrive.
    • consult To seek the opinion or advice of another, for the purpose of regulating one's own action or judgment: followed by with.
    • consult To take counsel together; confer; deliberate in common.
    • n consult A meeting for consultation or deliberation; a council.
    • n consult The act of consulting; the effect of consultation; determination.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Consult kon-sult′ to ask advice of: to decide or act in favour of: to look up to for information or advice: to discuss: to consider: to take measures for the advantage of any one
    • v.i Consult to consider in company: to take counsel
    • n Consult (kon-sult′, or kon′sult) the act of consulting: a meeting for consultation: a council: a meeting for conspiracy or intrigue
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Quotations

  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “While the doctors consult, the patient dies.”
  • Sallust
    Sallust
    “All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
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    “Consult duty not events.”
  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “Consultants are people who borrow your watch and tell you what time it is, and then walk off with the watch.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consultare, fr. consulere, to consult: cf. f. consulter,. Cf. Counsel

Usage

In literature:

A CONSULTATION IN WHICH THERE IS MUCH MUTINY.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
The consultation which Ujarak had with his torngak was somewhat peculiar.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
He would consult Croxton.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
Meantime John consulted Muro and Uraso, and the three picked out the most trustworthy scouts.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay
He had already made up his mind to tell Mr. Puddicombe, absolutely not daring to decide in such an emergency without consulting some friend.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Previous to Maroney's trip to the North, Mr. Boyer held a consultation with the Vice-President and General Superintendent of the company.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Deucalion and his wife now consulted the oracle of Themis as to how the human race might be restored.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Having no one to consult, he went straight to Messrs. Marcuart's bank.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
Mrs. Lorrimer consulted her with regard to the cook and the servants generally.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
After a short consultation, we agreed that Garey should accept the proposal.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Miss O'Reilly instantly consulted her uncle, who fortunately was at home.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sailors fancied that their ships were too weak for so long a voyage, and held secret consultations, exciting each other's discontent.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Also, if consultation for the latter is sought, it is usually at the instigation of the husband.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Do you object to consulting with Dr.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
I am on my way up to consult your mother.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
She heard it shut instantly, and the result of the consultation soon appeared.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
A Cambridge Professor once asked one of his friends to lend him a book which he wished to consult.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Well, we will stop for it, and if you want to consult him afterward, you can.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
In a whispered consultation it was determined otherwise.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
While I had been consulting him I noticed that he seemed a man of curious moods.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

The Phantom shook his head and smiled.
"Consult them? Not a bit!
'Twould be a job to drive one wild,
To satisfy one single child -
There'd be no end to it!"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
"DON'T they consult the 'Victims,' though?"
I said. "They should, by rights,
Give them a chance - because, you know,
The tastes of people differ so,
Especially in Sprites."
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
Truth, they expect from falsehood's lying sire,
Whoe'er consult with the divining train:
They slay their souls, who from such cheats enquire
For charms to cure, or mitigate their pain.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
Search it for counsel in thy youth,
For every page is bright with truth
And wisdom from on high.
Consult it in thy riper years,
When foes without and inward fears
Thy utmost powers defy.
"Written On The Fly Leaf Of A Child's Bible" by David John Scott
"Mr. Chirry chose the spot, without consulting me;
Such a very public place, and insecure for it,
I can scarcely sleep at night for nervousness; but he
Says I am a silly thing and doesn't mind a bit."
"Secrets" by Susan Coolidge
He consulted several doctors who were puzzled by the case—
As they mostly are, but never tell the patient to his face—
Some advised him ‘Try the Mountains for this malady obscure:’
But there wasn’t one could diagnose a Secret Whisky Cure.
"The Secret Whisky Cure" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Consultancy of the Year.
Tata Consultancy Second-Quarter Profit Tops Forecast.
E-Commerce Consultancy Etailing Solutions Hires a Vice President.
Brian Cohen has been named EVP, General Manager of Etailing Solutions, an integrated online sales and marketing consultancy .
Tata Consultancy Services Plans Solutions Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, Creating 150 Jobs.
Tata Consultancy expands with Minnesota loan.
A consortium led by Italian firm Geodata presented the best bid for the consultancy tender to oversee the concession process for line 2 of capital Lima's metro system, at US$5.6M.
Top Bid of US$5.6M Presented for Lima Metro Line 2 Consultancy Tender.
Unity was crowned Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy at last night's Olympics-themed CIPR Excellence Awards.
Unity wins Outstanding PR Consultancy at CIPR awards.
Winners of the Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy .
The games producer behind the Call of Duty series is understood to have selected The Red Consultancy to handle its lucrative consumer brief.
Activision poised to bring in The Red Consultancy .
O'Connell Robertson acquires Mitchell Design Consultancy .
Braun, who currently boasts three artists with singles in the top ten on Billboard's Hot 100 ("Boyfriend" by Bieber, "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, and "Glad You Came" by The Wanted) will also serve as creative consultant to Grainge.
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In science:

Kreiss and Lorentz can be consulted for details of the proof.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
Kreiss and Lorentz can be consulted for details.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
It therefore contains neither an exhaustive history nor detailed proofs; for these the reader may consult the references.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
For further information the reader should consult the references.
Computer Science in Physics
In the sequel we shall use various facts about shortly graded simple Lie algebras without specific references to original papers, the reader may consult, for example, papers [RRS], [Pa], or [MRS] for explanations and further references.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
For more details the reader may consult Green, Schwarz, and Witten (1987) or Townsend (1996b).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
For details on time depending Λ term one may consult and references therein.
On the role of $\Lambda$-term in the evolution of Bianchi-I cosmological model with nonlinear spinor field
These algebras are precisely those which can be obtained as deformations of ǫ-Poisson algebras (a generalization of SuperPoisson algebras about which one can consult [Sch] or [Bes2]).
Number Operator Algebras
In fact, it is not hard to see that E(mi ) = i/(n + 1); the reader may wish to consult [FellerV2] (page 34).
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
The conversational system first collects information from the user, and then consults a flight database to find flights that match the user’s constraints.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
An interested reader can consult monographs , for a detailed account of known results.
THe largest eigenvalue of sparse random graphs
In our present context this implies a small extension of the window function (5) beyond the time interval −T ≤t′≤0: g (T ≤−t′≤T +∆T ) = L/2; consult again Fig. 1.
Dynamical random multiplicative cascade model in 1+1 dimensions
The reader may consult for an overview of the theory of hypergraphs: however the direction pursued here is largely independent of previous work.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
For a recent simplified proof of these statements consult papers by Djokoviˇc and Ito .
Random unistochastic matrices
Finally in section 5 we sketch the proof of our results; for detailed proofs the reader can consult .
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
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