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English noun: counsel

1. counsel (person) a lawyer who pleads cases in court


Synonymsadvocate, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, pleader


Broader (hypernym)attorney, lawyer


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. counsel (communication) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action


Synonymscounseling, counselling, direction, guidance


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)career counseling, confidential information, cynosure, genetic counseling, guideline, hint, lead, marriage counseling, road map, steer, tip, wind


English verb: counsel

1. counsel (communication) give advice to


SamplesThe teacher counsels troubled students.
The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud.


ExamplesSam cannot counsel Sue , They counsel him to write the letter


Synonymsadvise, rede


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)discuss, hash out, talk over


Narrower (hyponym)admonish, consult, contraindicate, deter, discourage, dissuade, exhort, misadvise, misguide, monish, press, propound, tip, tip off, urge, urge on, warn









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