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coun·sel

 (koun′səl)
n.
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
v.tr.
1. To give counsel to; advise: counseled us to be prudent.
2. To recommend: counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.
v.intr.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counseling - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of actioncounseling - 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"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
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
confidential information, steer, tip, wind, hint, lead - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
Translations

counseling

n orientación f, consejería, consejo, asesoría, asesoramiento; family — orientación or consejería or asesoría familiar; genetic — asesoramiento or consejo genético; marriage — consejería or orientación or asesoría matrimonial
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