Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
consulereto consult: cf. f.
To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
consultupon to-morrow’s business.
All the laws of England have been made by the kings England,
consultingwith the nobility and commons.
To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to;
consulta physician; to
Men forgot, or feared, to
consultnature . . . ; they were content to
To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider;
We are . . . to
consultthe necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight.
To deliberate upon; to take for.
Manythings were there
consultedfor the future, yet nothing was positively resolved.
To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
consultedshame to thy house by cutting off many people.
Hab. ii. 10.
(kŏn-sŭlt′ or kŏn′sŭlt),
The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision.
The council broke;
And all grave
And all grave
consultsdissolved in smoke.
A council; a meeting for consultation.
[Obs.]“A consult of coquettes.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To seek the opinion or advice of another by, by a statement of facts, and suitable inquiries, for the purpose of directing ones own judgment; followed by with.
Rehoboam consulted with the old men. 1 Kings 12.
David consulted with the captains of thousands. 1 Chronicles 13.
2.To take counsel together; to seek opinions and advice by mutual statements, enquiries and reasonings; to deliberate in common.
The chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus to death. John 12.
3.To consider with deliberation. Luke 14.
1.To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of another, as a guide to ones own judgment; as, to consult a friend or parent.
2.To seek information, or facts, in something; as by examining books or papers, Thus, I consulted several authors on the subject; I consulted the official documents.
3.To regard; to have reference or respect to, in judging or acting; to decide or to act in favor of. We are to consult the necessities, rather than the pleasures of life. We are to consult public as well as private interest. He consulted his own safety in flight.
Ere fancy you consult, consult your purse.
4.To plan, devise or contrive.
Thou hast consulted shame to thy house, by cutting off many people. Habakkuk 2. [This sense is unusual and not to be countenanced.]