- to keep one's thoughts, plans, etc. to oneself
- to discuss and deliberate; exchange advice, opinions, etc.
Other Word Forms of Counsel
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Counsel
- keep one's own counsel
- take counsel
Origin of Counsel
Middle English counseil from Old French conseil from Latin cōnsilium cōnsulere to take counsel, consult
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulō (“take counsel, consult”).
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