Translation of "counsel" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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counselverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.səl/ us /ˈkaʊn.səl/ -ll- or US usually -l-

to give advice, especially on social or personal problems

(尤指对社会或个人问题)建议,劝告,忠告
The police have provided experts to counsel local people affected by the tragedy. 警方请来专家对受该惨案影响的当地居民提供咨询服务。
My job involves counselling unemployed people on/about how to find work. 我的工作是向失业者提供就业咨询。

counselnoun

uk /ˈkaʊn.səl/ us /ˈkaʊn.səl/

[ U ] formal advice

建议;劝告;忠告
I should have listened to my father's wise counsel, and saved some money instead of spending it all. 我本该听从父亲的明智忠告,把钱省下一些而不是挥霍一空。

C2 [ S ] specialized law one or more of the lawyers taking part in a legal case

律师
The judge addressed counsel. 法官向律师问了话。
Counsel for the defence (= the lawyer giving advice to the accused person) argued convincingly that his client was not guilty. 被告律师为其当事人作了颇有说服力的无罪申辩。

More examples

  • His conviction was quashed in March 1986 after his counsel argued that the police evidence was a tissue of lies.
  • From 1940 to 1943, he was general counsel of the House committee investigating un-American activities.
  • He provided wise counsel to the young boys in his care.

(Translation of “counsel” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)