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counsel

coun·sel

counsel

 
pronunciation:
kaUn sl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
keep one's own counsel
part of speech: noun
definition 1: guidance or advice, esp. as given by an authority or wise person.
You should receive counsel from your doctor before you start the program.She thanked the minister for his counsel.
synonyms:
advice, guidance
similar words:
instruction, recommendation
definition 2: mutual deliberation or exchange of ideas and positions; consultation.
Their counsel lasted more than two hours but resulted in a fair decision.
synonyms:
consultation, deliberation
similar words:
conference, dialogue, discussion
definition 3: (used with a sing. or pl. verb) an attorney, attorneys, or a law firm engaged to give legal advice or representation in court.
Are you being represented by counsel for your defense?Who is the defense counsel in this case?
synonyms:
attorney, attorney-at-law, counselor, lawyer
similar words:
advocate, defense
phrase: keep one's own counsel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: counseled, counseling, counselled, counselling, counsels
definition 1: to give advice or counsel to.
She has counseled many students on decisions that affect their futures.
synonyms:
advise, guide
similar words:
exhort, instruct, persuade
definition 2: to advise in favor of; advocate.
He counseled patience in the campaign for disarmament.
synonyms:
advise, advocate, recommend
similar words:
endorse, prescribe, propose, suggest, urge
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give or receive counsel.
synonyms:
advise