Consult vs Verify - What's the difference?

consult | verify |


In lang=en terms the difference between consult and verify

is that consult is to have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes while verify is to confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something.

As verbs the difference between consult and verify

is that consult is to seek the opinion or advice of another; to take counsel; to deliberate together; to confer while verify is to substantiate or prove the truth of something.

As a noun consult

is (obsolete): the act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also, the result of consultation; determination; decision.

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.

    verify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To substantiate or prove the truth of something
  • To confirm or test the truth or accuracy of something
  • (legal) To affirm something formally, under oath
  • Derived terms

    * verification * verifiable * unverified