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English definition of “consult”


verb [T]     /kənˈsʌlt/
GET INFORMATION to go to a particular person or book to get information or advice : For more information , consult your travel agent .ReadingMaking appeals and requests
DISCUSS to discuss something with someone before you make a decision : Why didn't you consult me about this?Debate and discussion
(Definition of consult verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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