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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
counsel (noun)
1.
a) advice given especially as a result of - consultation
b) a policy or plan of action or behavior
2.
- deliberation consultation
3.
a) archaic - purpose
b) thoughts or intentions - guarded
4.
a)
(1) a lawyer engaged in the trial or management of a case in court
(2) a lawyer appointed to advise and represent in legal matters an individual client or a corporate and especially a public body
b) - consultant
counsel (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
- advise counseled them to avoid rash actions George Orwell - consult counseled with her husband
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
counsel (noun)
1.
a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations
SYNONIMS:
advocate, attorney, attorney-at-law, counsel, counselor ( counsellor), counselor-at-law, legal eagle
RELATED WORDS:
cocounsel; district attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor, solicitor; criminal lawyer, mouthpiece [], public defender, trial lawyer; solicitor; jurist; lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, solon; ambulance chaser, pettifogger, Philadelphia lawyer, shyster
counsel (noun)
2.
an opinion suggesting a wise or proper course of action
SYNONIMS:
adjuration, admonishment, admonition, counsel, guidance, input
RELATED WORDS:
recommendation, suggestion; hint, pointer, tip; data, feedback, information; answer, solution; advisement, consideration, thought; alarm ( alarum), alert, caution, cautioning, expostulation, forewarning, remonstrance, remonstration, urging, warning; judgment ( judgement), observation, verdict; assistance, briefing, coaching, direction, instruction, mentoring, priming, prompting, teaching, tutoring; interference, kibitzing ( kibbitzing), meddling; moralizing, pontificating, preaching; exhortation, lecture, lesson, sermon, speech
counsel (noun)
3.
a person who gives advice especially professionally
SYNONIMS:
adviser ( advisor), consigliere, counsel, counselor ( counsellor)
RELATED WORDS:
authority, expert, pro, professional, specialist; confidant; cabinet, kitchen cabinet; sounding board
NEAR ANTONYMS:
counselee
counsel (noun)
4.
an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
SYNONIMS:
argument, argumentation, argy-bargy, back-and-forth, colloquy, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue ( dialog), give-and-take, palaver, parley, talk
RELATED WORDS:
bull session, chat room, forum, meeting, powwow, roundtable, seminar, skull session ( skull practice), symposium, talkathon; chat, conversation, rap, words; discourse, disquisition; bargaining, consultancy, negotiation, pourparler
counsel (verb)
1.
to exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem
SYNONIMS:
advise, confab, confabulate, consult, counsel, parley, powwow, treat
RELATED WORDS:
argue, bandy, bat (around), chew over, debate, deliberate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), kick around, moot, palaver, talk, talk over, ventilate; rehash; coach, guide, tutor; recommend, suggest; direct, refer (to)
counsel (verb)
2.
to give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed
SYNONIMS:
coach, counsel, lead, mentor, pilot, shepherd, show, tutor
RELATED WORDS:
godfather; direct, engineer, steer, sway; accompany, attend, chaperone ( chaperon), convoy, escort, see, squire; oversee, superintend, supervise; drill, train; brief, enlighten, inform; instruct, school, teach, tutor; inculcate, indoctrinate; cultivate, foster, nurture
counsel (verb)
3.
to give advice to
SYNONIMS:
adjure, admonish, counsel
RELATED WORDS:
alert, caution, forewarn, warn; brief, clue (in), fill in, inform, tell, wise (up); coach, direct, guide, instruct, lead, mentor, shepherd, show, teach, tutor; direct, pilot, steer; acquaint, apprise, familiarize; convince, encourage, induce, persuade, talk (into); beg, exhort, implore, prevail (upon), urge; propose, recommend, suggest
counsel (verb)
4.
to put (something) forward as one's choice for a wise or proper course of action
SYNONIMS:
counsel, recommend, suggest
RELATED WORDS:
advocate, back, champion, espouse, favor, support; exhort, urge; advance, offer, propose, submit
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