"You'd best let him come in, William," counselled Mrs. Faringfield.
But how even dissolve it, since he counselled his followers not to vote?
I counselled her to take at least half an hour for consideration.
I should have counselled him to accept if I had been a sister.
The Emperor counselled the King not to stir 40 out of his country, but to keep the people in awe and bridle the Scots.
I have counselled and besought Eugene, and it is pouring water in a sieve.
I had counselled Catherine to dine up-stairs; but, as soon as he perceived her vacant seat, he sent me to call her.
He was hindered, however, by a quick reflection that counselled him to caution.
“Do the duty that lies nearest thee,” counselled everybody: people of all kinds, books of all kinds.
Meeting Wyndham at the gate, he counselled a policy of non-resistance.
early 13c., from Old French counseil (10c.) "advice, counsel; deliberation, thought," from Latin consilium "plan, opinion" (see consultation). As a synonym for "lawyer," first attested late 14c.
late 13c., from Old French conseiller "to advise, counsel," from Latin consiliari, from consilium "plan, opinion" (see counsel (n.)). Related: Counseled. Counseling "giving professional advice on social or psychological problems" dates from 1940.