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 counselled
Simply that the man who had counselled further delay had spoken the right word.In the Whirl of the Rising|Bertram Mitford
"Don't let them see that we're anxious, darling," he counselled warily.The Hills of Desire|Richard Aumerle Maher
He counselled a gathering of all the peoples near Paris to make common cause against the Normans.Paris and its Story|Thomas Okey
Wenger complained of his lungs, and Bennen counselled him several times to remain behind; but this the Oberland man refused to do.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
When the nation was rent in twain, Lincoln, the propitiator, counselled conciliation.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
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.