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1. counsel

noun. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] a lawyer who pleads cases in court.

Synonyms

  • attorney
  • pleader
  • advocate
  • counselor
  • counselor-at-law
  • counsellor

Antonyms

  • talk into
  • praise
  • adience
  • abience

Etymology

  • counseil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conseil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Counsel

  • townsell
  • townsel
  • council

How do you pronounce counsel?

Pronounce counsel as ˈkaʊnsəl.

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Example sentences of the word counsel


1. Noun, singular or mass
This sort of defense would almost certainly involve professional legal counsel.

Quotes containing the word counsel


1. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
- Isaac Newton, The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

2. Life is a journey, Frannie darling,"Feagan had once told me. "Choose well those with whom you travel."As always, I've followed Feagan's counsel.
- Lorraine Heath, Surrender to the Devil

3. That man is best who sees the truth himself. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw.
- Hesiod

2. counsel

verb. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] give advice to.

Synonyms

  • monish
  • propound
  • misguide
  • discuss
  • advise
  • contraindicate
  • exhort
  • dissuade
  • urge on
  • deter
  • talk over
  • consult
  • misadvise
  • admonish
  • urge
  • rede
  • hash out
  • press
  • tip
  • tip off
  • warn

Antonyms

  • indicate
  • decompression
  • cool
  • straighten

Etymology

  • counseil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conseil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. counsel

noun. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Synonyms

  • guidance
  • subject matter
  • confidential information
  • cynosure
  • direction
  • counselling
  • wind
  • career counseling
  • genetic counseling
  • steer
  • counseling
  • road map
  • hint
  • lead
  • substance
  • message
  • tip
  • content
  • marriage counseling

Antonyms

  • hearten
  • elate
  • approve
  • delay

Etymology

  • counseil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conseil (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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