Joined in counsel with colleagues before deciding the issue.
An example of counsel is someone going to their mother for advice.
Counseled us to be prudent.
Keep one's own counsel.
Counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.
The lawyer counselled his client to remain silent.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals counsel clients.
- To keep one's thoughts, plans, etc. to oneself.
- To discuss and deliberate; exchange advice, opinions, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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”).