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Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere (to take counsel, consult).

Noun

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counsel

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  1. The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation
  2. Advice or guidance so given
  3. A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC)

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to counsel

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

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to counsel (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To give advice, especially professional advice.
    The lawyer counselled his client to remain silent.
    Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals counsel clients.
  2. To recommend

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