Con*sult" (kŏn*sŭlt"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Consulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Consulting.] [L. consultare, fr. consulere to consult: cf. f. consulter. Cf. Counsel.] To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

Let us consult upon to-morrow's business.

All the laws of England have been made by the kings England, consulting with the nobility and commons.

Con*sult", v. t. 1. To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.

Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . . ; they were content to consult libraries.

2. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.

We are . . . to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight.

3. To deliberate upon; to take for. [Obs.]

Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved.

4. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive. [Obs.]

Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people.
Hab. ii. 10.

Con*sult" (kŏn*sŭlt" or kŏn"sŭlt), n. 1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.]

The council broke;
And all grave consults dissolved in smoke.

2. A council; a meeting for consultation. [Obs.] "A consult of coquettes." Swift.

3. Agreement; concert [Obs.] Dryden.