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Definition 1: something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for counsel in the sense of this definition

(counsel is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of counsel ) a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action

"the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"

(... is a kind of counsel ) counseling on career opportunities

(... is a kind of counsel ) something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)

"let faith be your cynosure to walk by"

(... is a kind of counsel ) guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children

(... is a kind of counsel ) counseling on marital problems and disagreements

(... is a kind of counsel ) an indication of potential opportunity

"he got a tip on the stock market" "a good lead for a job"

Definition 2: a lawyer who pleads cases in court - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for counsel in the sense of this definition

(counsel is a kind of ...) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

(counsel belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: give advice to - [verb of communication]

Samples where counsel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher counsels troubled students
  • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

Synonyms for counsel in the sense of this definition

(counsel is a kind of ...) speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

"We discussed our household budget"

(... is a kind of counsel ) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(... is a kind of counsel ) turn away from by persuasion

"Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"

(... is a kind of counsel ) advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

"I warned him not to go too far" "I warn you against false assumptions" "She warned him to be quiet"

(... is a kind of counsel ) give insider information or advise to

"He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"

(... is a kind of counsel ) give bad advice to

(... is a kind of counsel ) put forward, as of an idea

(... is a kind of counsel ) advise professionally

"The professor consults for industry"

(... is a kind of counsel ) make a treatment inadvisable

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