adjective: consulting

  1. engaged in the business of giving expert advice to people working in a professional or technical field.

    "a consulting engineer"

noun: consulting

  1. the business of giving expert advice to other professionals, typically in financial and business matters.



a person who provides expert advice professionally.

Similar: adviser, guide, counselor, expert, specialist, authority, pundit, ace, whiz, wizard, hotshot, maven


enter into a formal and legally binding agreement.

  1. "the local authority will contract with a wide range of agencies to provide services"

    Similar: undertake, pledge, promise, covenant, commit oneself, engage, agree, enter into an agreement, reach an agreement, make a deal, negotiate a deal, secure specified rights or undertake specified obligations in a formal and legally binding agreement.
    "a buyer may contract for the right to withhold payment"

  2. impose an obligation on (someone) to do something by means of a formal agreement.

    "health authorities contract a hospital to treat a specific number of patients"

  3. arrange for work to be done by another organization.
    "local authorities will have to contract out waste management"

    ​​​​​​​Similar: subcontract, outsource, farm out, assign to others



gerund or present participle: freelancing

  1. earn one's living as a freelance.


adjective: independent

free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.

"the study is totally independent of central government"

Similar: freethinking, individualistic, unconventional, maverick, free, liberated, bold, free-spirited, unconstrained, unrestrained, unfettered, untrammeled, unhampered, undisciplined, wild, willful, headstrong, contrary


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