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consult

verb [T]  /kənˈsʌlt/ us  
to get information or advice from a person, esp. an expert, or to look at written material in order to get information: [T] If you don’t know the meaning of a word, consult a dictionary. To consult is also to inform someone about a situation, often in order to get approval for an action you plan to take: [T] The committee will consult people in the neighborhood before making a recommendation.
consultative
adjective /kənˈsʌl·tə·t̬ɪv, ˈkɑn·səlˌteɪ·t̬ɪv/
It's just a consultative meeting, so nothing will be decided.
(Definition of consult from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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