- 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 (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.
NAmE//ˈkaʊnsl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they counsel
he / she / it counsels
past simple counseled ()counselled
-ing form counseling ()counselling