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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. CounseledCounselled; p. pr. & vb. n. CounselingCounselling.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See counsel

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a lawyer who pleads cases in court [syn: advocate, counselor,
            counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader]
      2: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision
         or course of action [syn: guidance, counseling, counselling,
      v : give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students";
          "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax
          fraud" [syn: advise]
      [also: counselling, counselled]