noun, plural coun·sel for 3.
verb (used with object), coun·seled, coun·sel·ing or (especially British) coun·selled, coun·sel·ling.
verb (used without object), coun·seled, coun·sel·ing or (especially British) coun·selled, coun·sel·ling.
Origin of counsel
Synonyms for counsel
Related Words for counseltip-off, information, direction, deliberation, admonition, advice, instruction, tip, forethought, advisement, warning, caution, suggestion, recommendation, consultation, consideration, steer, kibitz, adviser, attorney
Examples from the Web for counsel
Contemporary Examples of counsel
Brown sought his counsel as he prepared to start college and make a life of his own.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America
November 26, 2014
She goes to church with her husband, but when the pastor asks to counsel her in private, she shuts him down.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
At LLGS, you certainly felt proud to be able it to offer help or counsel.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline
November 20, 2014
When asked about the rape allegation, Cosby—undoubtedly upon the advice of counsel—said nothing.When Your Comic Hero Is an Alleged Rapist
November 18, 2014
He was later sued by his lawyers in London for failing to pay $419,400 in counsel fees when his assets were frozen.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh
November 13, 2014
Historical Examples of counsel
He was no longer in a mood to counsel fight, even though he disliked to submit.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
“We must call Kit into counsel, ere we can do that fully,” said Stephen.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Exclusion was to me starvation, and I eagerly adopted the counsel of my companion.
God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me!
He was quite aware of his own ascendency in counsel and his supremacy in debate.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for counsel
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.
see keep one's own counsel.