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
Examples from the Web for counseled
Contemporary Examples of counseled
A psychologist from the Syrian town of Latakia recently told me she had counseled 15 women who had been released from detention.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story
October 28, 2014
During his time there, Davis counseled students seeking abortions.A Christian Case for Abortion Rights?
September 9, 2014
“Remain devout, patient and persistent in upholding high moral values,” bin Laden counseled.Ahmed Abdi Godane Is Al-Shabab's Osama bin Laden
September 5, 2014
He had apparently been counseled by sceptical teammates that paying into the system at his advanced age would be foolish.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player
Peter C. Bjarkman
April 25, 2014
He then counseled me not to use up my “remaining days” fretting over Mia.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
Historical Examples of counseled
"You want to cut out worrying about me," he counseled, bravely.Within the Law
"May as well face the music," he counseled himself, in resignation.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Absurdly few to fight the Mercutians, but Hilary counseled patience.Slaves of Mercury
Like Wilder, they counseled a sweeping denial, but David was firm.David Dunne
Belle Kanaris Maniates
"Yes, don't make so many remarks," counseled the auctioneer.Tom Swift and his Motor-boat
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.