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English definition of “consult”

consult

verb     /kənˈsʌlt/
[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 federal taxes described above, investors should consult their own tax advisors. We consulted the committee's report for advice on how to proceed.
[I or T] to discuss something with someone before you make a decision: They will consult customers on what precisely they want.consult with sb The Chief Financial Officer told him that it slowed her down to have to consult with the board of directors.
(Definition of consult verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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