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1. The act of exchanging opinions and ideas; consultation: joined in counsel with colleagues before deciding the issue.
2. Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person. See Synonyms at advice.
3. Private, guarded thoughts or opinions: keep one's own counsel.
4. A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and especially conducting a case in court.
v. coun·seled, coun·sel·ing, coun·sels or coun·selled or coun·sel·ling
1. To give counsel to; advise: counseled us to be prudent.
2. To recommend: counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.
To give or take advice. See Usage Note at council.
[Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult.]
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(Social Welfare) guidance offered by social workers, doctors, etc, to help a person resolve social or personal problems
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|Noun||1.||counselling - 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
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counsellingcounseling (US) [ˈkaʊnsəlɪŋ]
A. N (gen) (= advice) → asesoramiento m (Psych) → asistencia f sociopsicológica (Brit) (Scol) → ayuda f psicopedagógica
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counselling[ˈkaʊnsəlɪŋ] counseling (US) n (= advice) (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) → suivi m psychologique
marriage counselling → conseil m conjugal
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counselling, (US) counseling
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n. orientación, consejo, dirección psicológica, asistencia dirigida por profesional.
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