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counseling

noun
variants: or counselling

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(Entry 1 of 3)

counseling

adjective
variants: or counselling

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counseling

verb
variants: or counselling
present participle of counsel

Synonyms of counseling (Entry 3 of 3)

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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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 counseling was in 1927

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“Counseling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counseling. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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