Meaning of counsel
Pronunciation: (koun'sul), [key]
— n., pl. v., -sel -seled, -sel•ing -selled, -sel•ling.
- advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
- interchange of opinions as to future procedure; consultation; deliberation.
- the advocate or advocates engaged in the direction of a cause in court; a legal adviser or counselor: Is counsel for the defense present?
- deliberate purpose; plan; design.
- one of the advisory declarations of Christ, considered by some Christians as not universally binding but as given for aid in attaining moral perfection.
- a private or secret opinion or purpose.
- wisdom; prudence.
- to conceal one's ideas or opinions; keep silent.
- to ask for or exchange advice, ideas, or opinions; deliberate; consult.
- to give advice to; advise.
- to urge the adoption of, as a course of action; recommend (a plan, policy, etc.): He counseled patience during the crisis.
- to give counsel or advice.
- to get or take counsel or advice.
- counsel (Thesaurus)