Coun·sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counseled ∨ Counselled; p. pr. & vb. n. Counseling ∨ Counselling.]
1. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
To leave this place. --Shak.
2. To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
They who counsel war. --Milton.
Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb,
Counseled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth. --Milton.
n : something that provides direction or advice as to a decision
or course of action [syn: guidance, counsel, counselling,