* consultation (Only noun form in UK)
(obsolete): The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.
(obsolete): A council; a meeting for consultation.
- The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved in smoke. -.
(obsolete): Agreement; concert.
(US): A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation.
- A consult of coquettes. -.
* The noun consult is avoided in British English, favoring consultation instead. In AmE, they are merely synonyms.
To seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.
- Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. -
To advise or offer expertise.
To work as a consultant or contractor rather than as a full-time employee of a firm.
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.
- All the laws of England have been made by the kings of England, consulting with the nobility and commons. - .
To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
- Men forgot, or feared, to consult''' ... ; they were content to '''consult libraries. - .
(obsolete): To deliberate upon; to take for.
- We are ... to consult the necessities of life, rather than matters of ornament and delight. -L'Estrange.
(obsolete): To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
- Many things were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved. -.
- Thou hast consulted shame to thy use by cutting off many people. - Bible, Heb. ii. 10.
# To impart or transmit (information or knowledge) (to) someone; to make known, to tell.
# To impart or transmit (an intangible quantity, substance); to give a share of.
- It is vital that I communicate this information to you.
#* Jeremy Taylor
- to communicate motion by means of a crank
# To pass on (a disease) to another person, animal etc.
- Where God is worshipped, there he communicates his blessings and holy influences.
# (obsolete) To share (in); to have in common, to partake of.
- The disease was mainly communicated via rats and other vermin.
#* Ben Jonson
- We shall now consider those functions of intelligence which man communicates with the higher beasts.
# (Christianity) To receive the bread and wine at a celebration of the Eucharist; to take part in Holy Communion.
#* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 148:
- thousands that communicate our loss
# (Christianity) To administer the Holy Communion to (someone).
#* Jeremy Taylor
- The ‘better sort’ might communicate on a separate day; and in some parishes even the quality of the communion wine varied with the social quality of the recipients.
# To express or convey ideas, either through verbal or nonverbal means; to have intercourse, to exchange information.
- She [the church] may communicate him.
- Many deaf people communicate with sign language.
# To be connected (with) (another room, vessel etc.) by means of an opening or channel.
- I feel I hardly know him; I just wish he'd communicate with me a little more.
- The living room communicates with the back garden by these French windows.
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