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.
- councilman body,
Origin of counsel
Examples from the Web for 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|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Remain devout, patient and persistent in upholding high moral values,” bin Laden counseled.
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|DAILY BEAST
He then counseled me not to use up my “remaining days” fretting over Mia.
As a free man, Northup frequently met with slaves, and without fail he counseled them to strike for freedom.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He accused him of injustice and cruelty, and upbraided him, and all who counseled and aided him, in the severest terms.Richard III|Jacob Abbott
Tell me, candidly, my dear friend, whether you have not counseled Porthos to distrust me a little?Louise de la Valliere|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
"Well, keep out enough to buy a gun, two of 'em if you're a double-handed man," Conboy counseled.Trail's End|George W. Ogden
Her acquiescence, of course, silenced my objections, and I could only grieve where I would have counseled.
"May as well face the music," he counseled himself, in resignation.The Black Bag|Louis Joseph Vance
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.