HyperDic: counsel

English > 3 senses of the word counsel:
NOUNperson counsel, advocate, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleadera lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court
communicationcounsel, guidance, counseling, counselling, directionsomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
VERBcommunicationcounsel, rede, advisegive advice to
counsel > pronunciation
Soundskaw'nsahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > counsel: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court.
Synonymsadvocate, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlawyer, attorneyA professional person authorized to practice law
Spanishabogado defensor, abogado, consejero
Catalanadvocat defensor
Verbscounselgive advice to
English > counsel: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningSomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.
Synonymsguidance, counseling, counselling, direction
Narrowercareer counselingcounseling on career opportunities
cynosureSomething that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
genetic counselingguidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
marriage counselingcounseling on marital problems and disagreements
road map, guidelineA detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards / standards or determining a course of action
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hintAn indication of potential opportunity
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishguía, orientación
Catalanassessorament
Verbscounselgive advice to
English > counsel: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive advice to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot counsel Sue; They counsel him to write the letter
Examples
  • "The teacher counsels troubled students"
  • "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
Synonymsrede, advise
NarrowerconsultAdvise professionally
contraindicatemake a treatment inadvisable
dissuade, deterturn away from by persuasion
misadvise, misguideGive bad advice to
propoundPut forward, as of an idea
tip off, tipGive insider information or advise to
urge, urge on, press, exhortForce or impel in an indicated direction
warn, discourage, admonish, monishadmonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishaconsejar, advertir, asesorar, dar consejos, notificar
Catalanaconsellar, advertir, avisar
Nounscounsel, counseling, counsellingsomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
counsela lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court
counselor, counsellorsomeone who gives advice about problems

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