Conferred vs Consult - What's the difference?

conferred | consult |


As verbs the difference between conferred and consult

is that conferred is past tense of confer while consult is to seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer.

As a noun consult is

: The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

conferred

English

Verb

(head)
  • (confer)

  • confer

    English

    Verb

    (conferr)
  • (obsolete) To compare.
  • * 1557 (book title):
  • The Newe Testament ... Conferred diligently with the Greke, and best approued translations.
  • *, II.3.1.i:
  • Confer thine estate with others […]. Be content and rest satisfied, for thou art well in respect to others […].
  • * Boyle
  • If we confer these observations with others of the like nature, we may find cause to rectify the general opinion.
  • To talk together, to consult, discuss; to deliberate.
  • * 1974 , "A Traveler's Perils", Time , 25 Mar 1974:
  • Local buttons popped when Henry Kissinger visited Little Rock last month to confer with Fulbright on the Middle East oil talks.
  • (obsolete) To bring together; to collect, gather.
  • To grant as a possession; to bestow.
  • * Milton
  • the public marks of honour and reward conferred upon me
  • * 2010 , Andrew Rawnsley, The Observer , 7 Feb 2010:
  • The special immunities that are conferred on MPs were framed with the essential purpose of allowing them to speak freely in parliament.
  • (obsolete) To contribute; to conduce.
  • * Glanvill
  • The closeness and compactness of the parts resting together doth much confer to the strength of the union.

    See also

    * cf ----

    consult

    English

    Alternative forms

    * consultation (Only noun form in UK)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete): The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.
  • The council broke; And all grave consults dissolved in smoke. -.
  • (obsolete): A council; a meeting for consultation.
  • A consult of coquettes. -.
  • (obsolete): Agreement; concert.
  • (US): A visit, e.g. to a doctor; a consultation.
  • Usage notes

    * The noun consult is avoided in British English, favoring consultation instead. In AmE, they are merely synonyms.

    Synonyms

    * consultation

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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 of England, consulting with the nobility and commons. - .
  • 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.
  • Men forgot, or feared, to consult''' ... ; they were content to '''consult libraries. - .
  • 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. -L'Estrange.
  • (obsolete): To deliberate upon; to take for.
  • Many things were there consulted for the future, yet nothing was positively resolved. -.
  • (obsolete): To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
  • Thou hast consulted shame to thy use by cutting off many people. - Bible, Heb. ii. 10.