Definition of counsel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    counsel

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkaʊnsl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counsel
     
    he / she / it counsels
     
    past simple counseled ()counselled
     
    -ing form counseling ()counselling
     
     
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  1. 1counsel somebody to listen to and give support or professional advice to someone who needs help Therapists were brought in to counsel the bereaved.
  2. 2 (formal) to advise someone to do something counsel something Most experts counsel caution in such cases. counsel somebody to do something He counseled them to give up the plan.
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