miscounsel

transitive verb
mis·​counsel

Definition of miscounsel

: to advise wrongly miscounseled him to refuse a job that would have suited him perfectly

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History and Etymology for miscounsel

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 7 Mar. 2021.

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