2 [intransitive and transitive]to discuss something with someone so that you can make a decision together:
I can't believe you sold the car without consulting me!
The President consulted with European leaders before taking action.
3 [transitive]to look for information in a book, map, list etc:
Have you consulted a dictionary?
WORD FOCUS: ask WORD FOCUS: ask requestto officially ask for something consultto ask someone for advice demandto ask for something very forcefully nag/pesterto keep asking for something many times, in an annoying way beg/pleadto ask for something in an anxious or urgent way, because you want it very much question/interrogateto ask someone questions - used especially about the police or the army grillinformalto ask someone a lot of difficult questions cross-examineto ask someone questions in court - used about lawyers pollto ask a lot of people for their opinion about something ➔ See alsoask
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.