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
Origin of counseling
Examples from the Web for counselling
Historical Examples of counselling
Im not counselling you, laddie, to plunge into a course of sensual debauchery.The Rough Road
William John Locke
Carlo spoke a stern word in an undertone; counselling him to be gone.Vittoria, Complete
And all the while the Lake Indians of the North were planning and counselling.The Conquest
Eva Emery Dye
I am now helping our 200 men off, encouraging and counselling them what I can.Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865
Ward Hill Lamon
Aye, but says Ludovico, you don't know what they are counselling about.The Mysteries of Udolpho
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.