Meaning of “counsel” - Learner’s Dictionary

counsel

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
ABOUT PROBLEMS

to give advice to someone who has problems

(Definition of “counsel verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)