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 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]