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1A person who provides expert advice professionally.
adviser, guide, counsellorView synonyms
- ‘Richard Yamasaki, one of the garden's original designers, now acts as a consultant.’
- ‘More to the point, we are a nation of accountants, consultants and financial advisers.’
- ‘The city was chosen against the advice of consultants, who ruled it out on cost grounds.’
- ‘Arlington denied Liam Lawlor offered to act as a consultant and said no money was paid to him.’
- ‘The consultant did the search and provided a list of candidates for the position.’
- ‘The author is a program consultant and host at China Central Television in Beijing.’
- ‘A noise consultant has also been brought in to give advice on other ways of reducing the noise.’
- ‘She is now a self-employed consultant advising on the workings of the Scottish parliament.’
- ‘It was put together by a group of volunteer, professional economists and consultants.’
- ‘A key factor is matching a consultant's niche expertise to your specific needs.’
- ‘Specialist consultants have been brought in to advise on plans for Highworth's skate park.’
- ‘The campaign was launched with the help of advertising consultants Jupiter Advertising.’
- ‘They say political consultants know this, and use negative campaigning for this very purpose.’
- ‘So, against the advice of the consultant, we decided against the induction.’
- ‘Can our present councillors ever make any decisions without first consulting consultants?’
- ‘The consultants provide advice on how to energise the crystals and place the objects.’
- ‘Wind farm experts and consultants West Coast Energy will be on hand to answer questions on the scheme.’
- ‘Several lawyers and consultants conducted quick reviews of the act for Windspeaker.’
- ‘The highest levels found by the local authority consultants have not been replicated by others.’
- ‘He is acting as a consultant as Scottish Cricket draws up its battle plan.’
2British often as modifier A hospital doctor of senior rank within a specific field.‘a consultant pediatrician’
senior doctor, specialistView synonyms
- ‘Each patient was seen by a consultant surgeon or surgical specialist registrar.’
- ‘As consultant surgeon in Gateshead he pioneered early work on hepatic blood flow.’
- ‘I recently accompanied a relative to hospital to see a consultant oncologist.’
- ‘The task of informing patients was delegated to consultant gynaecologists or oncologists.’
- ‘I believe this would apply to the post of consultant surgeon at the University Hospital of Otago.’
- ‘Dr Kapasi welcomes publication of league tables of hospital and consultant performance.’
- ‘One of her colleagues, consultant psychiatrist Dr Ann Muir, has already done so.’
- ‘He was also consultant physician to Holloway Sanatorium and Broadmoor Hospital.’
- ‘In my day we were not stupid enough to suppose that references were the key to getting a hospital consultant job.’
- ‘Thereafter they move on to specialist training grades running through to consultant level.’
- ‘They will then be reviewed by one of five consultants within Lancashire Teaching Hospital.’
- ‘This report shows that the improvements depended on increased consultant input.’
- ‘They might also agree that obtaining a consultant post in a teaching hospital obliges a doctor to teach.’
- ‘Alex visits a consultant paediatrician at Stepping Hill Hospital every eight months.’
- ‘She referred me to a consultant but advised me to pay to go private if I could afford it.’
- ‘Reporting levels among hospital consultants and doctors in nursing homes have increased far less.’
- ‘Their experiences are commented on by a general practitioner and a consultant haematologist.’
- ‘He became professor of surgery and honorary consultant surgeon in Bristol in 1988.’
- ‘It's Dr Jack Jackson's last week as senior consultant at a rural district general hospital.’
- ‘He was then appointed as locum consultant urologist at Dewsbury and District Hospital.’
Late 17th century (in the sense ‘a person who consults’): probably from French, from Latin consultare (see consult).
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