Synonyms for Consult:

n.

canvass, clear the air, talk through. collect, have, look to, powwow, shall, sound out, words, ask around, pick someone's brains. check up on, delve, dig, gather, investigate, look into, research, scout, follow up. consult (noun)
confab, confabulate, confer, confer with, look up, refer, take counsel.
take counsel (noun)
ask, huddle, interview, negotiate, talk over, turn to, call-in, take up with, refer to, advise with, ask advice of, be closeted with, check with, compare notes, consider with, conspire with, counsel with, k advice, k the opinion of, put heads together.

v.

advise (verb)
admonish, advise, advocate, brief, caution, confer, counsel, cue, direct, encourage, guide, inform, instruct, notify, prompt, recommend, suggest, warn.
ask, confer (verb)
argue, confab, confabulate, debate, discuss, huddle, interview, negotiate, powwow, take counsel, talk over, turn to, refer to, ask advice of, be closeted with, compare notes, put heads together.
converse (verb)
argue, chat, confront, converse, debate, discuss, meet, parley, talk.

Other synonyms:

negotiate, sound out, ask around. shall, call-in, talk through. canvass. have. approach
sound out.
consider
talk over.
deliberate
talk over.
Other relevant words:
ask, canvass, confab, confabulate, confer with, have, huddle, interview, look up, negotiate, powwow, refer, research, sound out, take counsel, talk over, turn to, take up with, refer to, advise with, ask advice of, be closeted with, compare notes, put heads together.

Usage examples for consult

  1. He had not as yet been able to consult the doctor, but he had no doubt of this. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  2. He tried to consult his father about it, but Mr. Pilkings said he had no time for romances, and he advised Hildebrand to learn his lessons and stick to the truth. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit
  3. Turning about as if to consult it, she told the following story. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green