Adjective "consultive" definition and examples

(Consultive may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Seek information or advice from (someone, especially an expert or professional)
  1. 'Continue to engage and consult professional trainers, breeders and other specialists.'
  2. 'If your child shows symptoms of allergies, consult a medical specialist for advice.'
  3. 'The President rejected the mercy petition after consulting legal experts, including Attorney General Milon Banerji.'
  4. 'If the householder does not like his advice, he may consult another practitioner.'
  5. 'If pain and lack of range of motion continue after six to eight weeks, consult a medical professional.'
  6. 'And then there are the men and women who spend years going to doctors and specialists and consulting every expert on the subject but still fail to get their one wish - to have a child of their own.'
  7. 'It is clear that they were documents containing information which had been obtained by the plaintiffs with a view to consulting their professional adviser.'
  8. 'The Information Commissioner was not consulted by the Government before these amendments were tabled.'
  9. 'However, the personal trainer should not perform assisted stretching without first consulting the rehab professional who previously treated the client.'
  10. 'In that case, consult a professional cleaner or simply throw out the article and replace it.'
  11. 'patients are entitled to be consulted about their treatment'
  12. 'Advances in our understanding of the human genome not only have a considerable impact on consulting individuals and their families but also on the population in general.'
  13. '‘We will be consulting local people about going through the tunnel - an option is to provide two routes, one through and another over the top,’ Mr McQuillan said.'
  14. 'Bexley Council is currently consulting people about its plans to spend £4m during the next five years on expanding and updating the library service.'
  15. 'The people were consulted and have spoken; it is just unfortunate that many of Europe's politicians dislike their reply.'
  16. 'No one of course consulted the Scottish people, and widespread popular opposition greeted the Union.'
  17. 'The Council consulted him and discussed legislative projects, while the Senate voted on those projects.'
  18. 'We consulted people and began the process of tendering.'
  19. 'He said he would be consulting staff about the proposals before deciding what course of action the branch would take.'
  20. 'I am sure if the organizers of the Awards had consulted the right persons the results would have been different.'
  21. 'The council has already consulted the people on what they want.'
  22. 'she consulted a large desk diary'
  23. 'Content that everything is in order, Mark consults his watch and decides to make himself a cup of coffee, realizing that Tommy won't be arriving for at least half an hour.'
  24. 'I would not consult watches or diaries if I did not need time to do things, if I did not need to do things on time.'
  25. 'Each one consults their watch or mobile phone, and then tells him, but he keeps asking.'
  26. 'For paper, he went to university libraries and consulted old books, quickly ripping out the blank endpapers whenever no one was looking.'
  27. 'Shortly afterwards, Frosty consults his watch in mock horror.'
  28. 'I made a show of consulting my watch and quickly bade the place goodbye.'
  29. 'The next day he consulted Mouton's book and found that Pell was correct.'
  30. 'Around 2.25 a.m. (I was consulting my watch forever that night), he made his appearance.'
  31. 'Patricia Dillon pointed out that since his statement last May, Dunlop would have been able to consult his diary.'
  32. 'Serena watched him consult his electronic notepad then head for the door of the hotel room.'


An act of consulting a professional; a consultation.
  1. 'They then suggest I should spend my time and my money to give them a free consult.'
  2. 'Besides the fact that a consult might cost as much as $100 an hour, they were confident that the garden center staff would do a better job.'
  3. 'I received a call from the OR, telling me to wait before I brought the patient back because the physician had to go to the unit for a consult.'
  4. 'Just that morning, Dr Wentworth had approached Dr Ferrars for a consult regarding a suspected cardiac tumour in a female patient.'
  5. 'The health care provider schedules a consult for Mr Jones and his family with the dietitian and a registered nurse, both certified diabetes educators.'
  6. 'If no physical problems are determined, then treatment or referral for a behavioral consult may be needed.'
  7. 'Any obese patient should have a nutritional consult.'
  8. 'The nurse performs the history and physical, writes admitting orders, and calls the neurosurgeon for a consult.'
  9. 'The doctor leaves the curtained area and the patient on whose behalf he was called down for a neurology consult.'
  10. 'Besides, the look on the attorney's face when the physician recommended such a consult would have made it all worth it!'

More definitions

1. of or relating to consultation; advisory.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be consultive on issues."

"processes can be consultive."

"people can be consultive."


(consultative)Early 16th century (in the sense ‘confer’): from French consulter, from Latin consultare, frequentative of consulere ‘take counsel’.