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English definition of “consult”

consult

verb uk   /kənˈsʌlt/ us  
C1 [T] to get information or advice from a person, book, etc. with special knowledge on a particular subject: If the symptoms get worse, consult your doctor. I'm not quite sure how to get there - I'd better consult a map.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning C1 [I or T] to discuss something with someone before you make a decision: Why didn't you consult me about this? This afternoon the prime minister was consulting with his advisers.Debate and discussion
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