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n., pl. -sel for 3, n.
Counsela body of legal advisors, 1393.
Council /'kaʊnsəl/ is a noun. A council is a group of people who run a local area such as a town, city, or county.
Some other groups of people who run organizations are also called Councils.
Counsel /'kaʊnsəl/ is usually a verb. If you counsel someone, you give them advice about their problems.
Someone's counsel is the lawyer who gives them advice on a legal case and speaks on their behalf in court.
Past participle: counselled
|Noun||1.||counsel - a lawyer who pleads cases in court |
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
|2.||counsel - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action|
road map, guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
career counseling - counseling on career opportunities
cynosure - something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners); "let faith be your cynosure to walk by"
genetic counseling - guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
marriage counseling - counseling on marital problems and disagreements
|Verb||1.||counsel - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"|
urge, urge on, exhort, press - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
admonish, monish, warn, discourage - admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
tip off, tip - give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
propound - put forward, as of an idea
consult - advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"
contraindicate - make a treatment inadvisable
to hold/take counsel (with sb) about sth → consultar or pedir consejo (a algn) sobre algo
to keep one's own counsel → guardar silencio
a counsel of perfection → un ideal imposible
counsel for the defence → avocat(e) m/f de la défense
counsel for the prosecution → procureur mf
to counsel against sth → déconseiller qch
to keep one's own counsel → tenere le proprie opinioni per sé