miscounsel

transitive verb

mis·​counsel
: to advise wrongly
miscounseled him to refuse a job that would have suited him perfectly

Word History

Etymology

Middle English misconselen, probably from Middle French mesconseillier, from Old French, from mes- mis- entry 1 + conseillier, conseiller to give counsel

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“Miscounsel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscounsel. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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