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counsel

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations
  • if you cannot afford counsel, one will be provided for you

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3 a person who gives advice especially professionally
  • the toy manufacturer hired a public relations counsel to do some damage control

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  • counselee
4 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • she approved the move after a counsel with her advisers

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counsel

verb

Synonyms of counsel (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem
  • concerned parents counseling about the problem of substance abuse in their community

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2 to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed
  • every year the admissions officer counsels thousands of students about the process of applying to college

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3 to give advice to
  • perhaps a psychologist would be better qualified to counsel you

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4 to put (something) forward as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action
  • I would counsel caution and deliberation in this sensitive matter

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The first known use of counsel was in the 13th century

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“Counsel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counsel. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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