plural of counsel

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

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  • counselees


present tense third-person singular of counsel

Synonyms of counsels (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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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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“Counsels.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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