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 for consult
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consult \Con*sult"\ (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt"), 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.
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           Let us consult upon to-morrow's business. --Shak.
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           All the laws of England have been made by the kings
           England, consulting with the nobility and commons.
                                                    --Hobbes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consult \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.
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              Men forgot, or feared, to consult nature . . .; they
              were content to consult libraries.    --Whewell.
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     2. To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard
        to; to consider; as, to consult one's wishes.
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              We are . . . to consult the necessities of life,
              rather than matters of ornament and delight.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     3. To deliberate upon; to take for. [Obs.]
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              Manythings were there consulted for the future, yet
              nothing was positively resolved.      --Clarendon.
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     4. To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to
        contrive. [Obs.]
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              Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting
              off many people.                      --Hab. ii. 10.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consult \Con*sult"\ (k[o^]n*s[u^]lt" or k[o^]n"s[u^]lt), n.
     1. The act of consulting or deliberating; consultation; also,
        the result of consulation; determination; decision. [Obs.]
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              The council broke;
              And all grave consults dissolved in smoke. --Dryden.
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     2. A council; a meeting for consultation. [Obs.] "A consult
        of coquettes." --Swift.
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     3. Agreement; concert [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  consult
      v 1: get or ask advice from; "Consult your local broker"; "They
           had to consult before arriving at a decision" [syn:
           consult, confer with]
      2: seek information from; "You should consult the dictionary";
         "refer to your notes" [syn: consult, refer, look up]
      3: have a conference in order to talk something over; "We
         conferred about a plan of action" [syn: confer,
         confabulate, confab, consult]
      4: advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "consult":
     GO, advise, advise with, bargain, blow, call in, cast away,
     cogitate, collogue, compare notes, confab, confabulate, confer,
     confer with, consider, consult with, counsel, deliberate, devour,
     discuss, discuss with, dissipate, drivel, eat, examine,
     exchange observations, exchange views, exhaust, expend, feed on,
     finish, fritter, have conversations, hold conference, huddle,
     ingest, inquire of, interrogate, look up, meal, negotiate, palaver,
     parley, partake of, powwow, put heads together, question,
     reason with, refer to, run through, sit down together,
     sit down with, spend, squander, take, take counsel,
     take counsel with, take up with, talk over, throw away, treat,
     trifle away, use up, wash up
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  CONSULT, v.i.  To seek another's disapproval of a course already
  decided on.
  

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