counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce counselor (audio) \
variants: or counsellor

Definition of counselor

1 : a person who gives advice or counseling a marriage counselor
2 : lawyer specifically : one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court The defendant conferred with his counselor.
3 : one who has supervisory duties at a summer camp The counselor led the campers on a hike through the woods.

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Other Words from counselor

counselorship \ ˈkau̇n(t)-​s(ə-​)lər-​ˌship How to pronounce counselorship (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for counselor

Synonyms

adviser (also advisor), consigliere, consultant, counsel

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Examples of counselor in a Sentence

He works as a camp counselor. a young couple going to a marriage counselor

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While there, his counselor told him of a new transitional housing project for veterans via Volunteers of America. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al.com, "Alabama’s homeless veterans: Marine vet beats alcohol and cancer," 9 July 2019 Bates grew up in Pueblo County and said she was discouraged from pursuing a college degree by her high school guidance counselor because neither of her parents finished school or earned their GED. Elizabeth Hernandez, The Denver Post, "Want to be a college dean or president? CU Denver training diverse, mid-level professionals to ascend higher-ed’s ranks," 6 July 2019 Jill McCluskey said her daughter had also met twice with her counselor to discuss the situation. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Parents of a University of Utah student who was killed after weeks of harassment sue the school," 27 June 2019 The girl and her parents reported the acts to her school counselor who then contacted Phoenix police. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Phoenix man arrested after admitting to molesting female relative," 25 June 2019 Some aides to the president appeared to be using the episode to undermine one of his closest advisers, Kellyanne Conway, who was Mr. Trump’s final campaign manager in 2016 and is now his White House counselor. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Trump Campaign to Purge Pollsters After Leak of Dismal Results," 16 June 2019 If this sounds like you, then check in with your school guidance counselor about next steps. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "How To Deal With the Death Of a Parent," 14 Mar. 2019 For instance, the complaint states that Loughlin wrote Singer in late 2017 after her daughters’ high school counselor inquired whether their college applications had misleading information about them being athletes. Tyler Kingkade, Town & Country, "How the College Admissions Scandal Is Different From the Other Ways Rich Parents Help Their Kids Get Into School," 13 Mar. 2019 Whoopi had Alex at 18 years old with her former drug counselor, Alvin Martin, in 1973. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Whoopi Goldberg and Her Daughter Alex Martin Have Been Through So Much Together," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of counselor

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for counselor

see counsel entry 1

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counselor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of counselor

: a person who provides advice as a job : a person who counsels people
US : a person who is in charge of young people at a summer camp

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants: or counsellor \ ˈkau̇n-​sə-​lər \

Kids Definition of counselor

1 : a person who gives advice
2 : a supervisor of campers or activities at a summer camp
3 : lawyer

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants: or counsellor \ ˈkau̇n(t)-​s(ə-​)lər How to pronounce counsellor (audio) \

Medical Definition of counselor

: a person engaged in counseling

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counselor

noun
coun·​se·​lor | \ ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

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