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English definition of “counsel”

counsel

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈkaʊnsəl/ (present participle mainly UK counselling, past tense and past participle counselled, present participle US counseling, past tense and past participle counseled)
ADVISE formal to advise someone to do something: [+ to do sth] Lawyers had counselled him not to say anything.Giving advice
ABOUT PROBLEMS to give advice to someone who has problemsCounselling and psychotherapyGiving advice
(Definition of counsel verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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