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Definition of Consult

  CONSULT   verb, intransitive
To seek another's disapproval of a course already decided on.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
k?n?s?lt v. 1 tr. seek information or advice from (a person, book, watch, etc.). 2 intr. (often foll. by with) refer to a person for advice, an opinion, etc. 3 tr. seek permission or approval from (a person) for a proposed action. 4 tr. take into account; consider (feelings, interests, etc.). °°consultative adj. [F consulter f. L consultare frequent. of consulere consult- take counsel]

Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30