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 counselledprompt, exhort, direct, instruct, caution, enjoin, confab, reprehend, suggest, tip, charge, recommend, advise, urge, advocate, prescribe, warn, admonish, teach, huddle
Examples from the Web for counselled
Historical Examples of counselled
"Wait till to-morrow morning, and by then you may have slept upon it," she counselled.Viviette
William J. Locke
"You can't truly say you're out, dear," counselled Edna, in an undertone.The Mystery of Murray Davenport
Robert Neilson Stephens
Meantime, he counselled the public to be not unduly alarmed.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Mere prudence would have counselled the despatch of such information.The Fortune of the Rougons
He told me how ably you have seconded him and counselled him where necessary.The Snare
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.