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Synonyms of 'consult'

(verb) 
Definition
to ask advice from or discuss matters with (someone)
Consult your doctor before undertaking a strenuous exercise programme.
Synonyms
ask
`How is Frank?' he asked.
,
refer to
,
turn to
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interrogate
I interrogated everyone who was even slightly involved.
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take counsel
,
ask advice of
,
pick (someone's) brains
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question
A man is being questioned by police.
(verb) 
Definition
to ask advice from or discuss matters with (someone)
The umpires consulted quickly.
Synonyms
confer
She conferred with Hill and the others in her office.
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talk
Let's talk about these new ideas of yours.
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debate
He debated whether to have a dessert.
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deliberate
The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
, ,
compare notes
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consider
Consider how much you can afford to pay.
(verb) 
Definition
to refer to for information
He had to consult a pocket dictionary.
Synonyms
refer to
,
check in
,
look in
(verb) 
They must not feel the decision has been made without consulting their feelings.
Synonyms
consider
You have to consider the feelings of those around you.
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regard
I regard creativity as both a gift and a skill.
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respect
Trying to respect her wishes, I said I'd leave.
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take account of
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take into consideration
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have regard for

quotation

consult: to seek another's approval of a course already decided on [Ambrose BierceThe Devil's Dictionary]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of debate
Definition
to consider (possible courses of action)
He debated whether to have a dessert.
Synonyms
think about,
give thought to,
meditate upon
in the sense of deliberate
Definition
to consider (something) deeply
The jury deliberated for two hours before returning with the verdict.
in the sense of interrogate
Definition
to question (someone) closely
I interrogated everyone who was even slightly involved.
Synonyms
ask,
grill (informal),
cross-question,
put the screws on (informal),
give (someone) the third degree (informal)

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