consultant noun

1 sb who gives advice

ADJ. business, design, financial, management, public relations | independent, outside

VERB + CONSULTANT act as He was happy to act as a consultant to the company. | bring in, employ (sb as), engage (sb as), hire (sb as), use We brought in a management consultant to sort out the mess.

PREP. ~ in a consultant in design, printing and advertising | ~ on a consultant on business ethics | ~ to/with They work as consultants to a software company.
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be, work as ~ She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~ She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~ He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~ She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~ They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~ are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs: He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~ The club have sacked their coach.

2 hospital doctor of high rank

ADJ. hospital, NHS She is now a hospital consultant.

CONSULTANT + NOUN cardiologist, gynaecologist, obstetrician, paediatrician, pathologist, physician, psychiatrist, etc.

PREP. ~ in a consultant in psychiatry
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practitioners be, practise as ~ He practises as a clinical psychologist.

have a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist Do you have a family doctor?

need ~ She took good care of her teeth and never needed a dentist.

find ~ What's the best way to find a therapist?

consult, go to, see, visit ~ I think you ought to see a psychologist.

refer sb to ~ referring patients to a specialist

~ practise doctors who practise from home

~ examine sb/sth, see sb I had an ear, nose and throat specialist examine my sinuses. The doctor will see you now.

~ treat sb/sth He is being treated by the physiotherapist.

~ advise sb/sth The optician has advised that I wear contact lenses.

a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, specialist prescribes (sb) sth The psychiatrist prescribed anti-depressants.