Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
View details Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search
Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
Jeff Bingaman

Meaning of "counsel" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COUNSEL

From Old French counseil, from Latin consilium deliberating body; related to consul, consult.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF COUNSEL

counsel  [ˈkaʊnsəl] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COUNSEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Counsel is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb counsel in English.

WHAT DOES COUNSEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Counsel

A counsel or a counselor gives advice, particularly in legal matters. It is a title often used interchangeably with the title of lawyer.

Definition of counsel in the English dictionary

The first definition of counsel in the dictionary is advice or guidance on conduct, behaviour, etc. Other definition of counsel is discussion, esp on future procedure; consultation. Counsel is also a person whose advice or guidance is or has been sought.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COUNSEL

PRESENT

Present
I counsel
you counsel
he/she/it counsels
we counsel
you counsel
they counsel
Present continuous
I am counselling
you are counselling
he/she/it is counselling
we are counselling
you are counselling
they are counselling
Present perfect
I have counselled
you have counselled
he/she/it has counselled
we have counselled
you have counselled
they have counselled
Present perfect continuous
I have been counselling
you have been counselling
he/she/it has been counselling
we have been counselling
you have been counselling
they have been counselling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I counselled
you counselled
he/she/it counselled
we counselled
you counselled
they counselled
Past continuous
I was counselling
you were counselling
he/she/it was counselling
we were counselling
you were counselling
they were counselling
Past perfect
I had counselled
you had counselled
he/she/it had counselled
we had counselled
you had counselled
they had counselled
Past perfect continuous
I had been counselling
you had been counselling
he/she/it had been counselling
we had been counselling
you had been counselling
they had been counselling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will counsel
you will counsel
he/she/it will counsel
we will counsel
you will counsel
they will counsel
Future continuous
I will be counselling
you will be counselling
he/she/it will be counselling
we will be counselling
you will be counselling
they will be counselling
Future perfect
I will have counselled
you will have counselled
he/she/it will have counselled
we will have counselled
you will have counselled
they will have counselled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been counselling
you will have been counselling
he/she/it will have been counselling
we will have been counselling
you will have been counselling
they will have been counselling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would counsel
you would counsel
he/she/it would counsel
we would counsel
you would counsel
they would counsel
Conditional continuous
I would be counselling
you would be counselling
he/she/it would be counselling
we would be counselling
you would be counselling
they would be counselling
Conditional perfect
I would have counsel
you would have counsel
he/she/it would have counsel
we would have counsel
you would have counsel
they would have counsel
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been counselling
you would have been counselling
he/she/it would have been counselling
we would have been counselling
you would have been counselling
they would have been counselling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you counsel
we let´s counsel
you counsel
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to counsel
Past participle
counselled
Present Participle
counselling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COUNSEL


blue-pencil
ˈbluːˌpɛnsəl
cancel
ˈkænsəl
chancel
ˈtʃɑːnsəl
cocounsel
ˌkəʊˈkaʊnsəl
commensal
kəˈmɛnsəl
consul
ˈkɒnsəl
council
ˈkaʊnsəl
discounsel
dɪsˈkaʊnsəl
groundsel
ˈɡraʊnsəl
hansel
ˈhænsəl
Mansell
ˈmænsəl
mensal
ˈmɛnsəl
miscounsel
ˌmɪsˈkaʊnsəl
pencil
ˈpɛnsəl
pensil
ˈpɛnsəl
stencil
ˈstɛnsəl
tinsel
ˈtɪnsəl
tonsil
ˈtɒnsəl
utensil
juːˈtɛnsəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COUNSEL

councillor
councillorship
councilman
councilmanic
councilmen
councilor
councilorship
councilwoman
councilwomen
counsel of perfection
counselable
counselee
counseling service
counsellable
counselled
counselling
counsellor
counsellorship
counselor-at-law
counselorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE COUNSEL

Basel
biodiesel
Brussel
carousel
chamber counsel
defence counsel
defending counsel
diesel
gunsel
Kassel
King´s Counsel
leading counsel
Overijssel
pensel
Queen´s Counsel
russel
sel
tassel
vessel
weasel

Synonyms and antonyms of counsel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COUNSEL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «counsel» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of counsel

Translation of «counsel» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF COUNSEL

Find out the translation of counsel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of counsel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «counsel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

忠告
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

consejo
570 millions of speakers

English

counsel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वकील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

адвокат
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conselho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরামর্শ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conseils
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Peguam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

助言
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

조언
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penasehat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tư vấn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆலோசனையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वकील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

avukat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

consigli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

radca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

адвокат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμβουλή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

raad
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

biträde
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

råd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of counsel

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNSEL»

The term «counsel» is very widely used and occupies the 12.638 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
95
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «counsel» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of counsel
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «counsel».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNSEL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «counsel» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «counsel» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about counsel

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COUNSEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word counsel.
1
Roger Ascham
He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do: and so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.
2
Bruce Babbitt
They haul you up there for, you know, week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding. Then at the end of it they say, well, we found nothing, but now it's time for special counsel.
3
Francis Bacon
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
4
David A. Bednar
Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, as we express heartfelt gratitude, and as we pray for others.
5
Harry Belafonte
You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel.
6
Walter Benjamin
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
7
Ezra Taft Benson
The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.
8
Jeff Bingaman
Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
9
Elizabeth Blackwell
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
10
David Josiah Brewer
Who does not delight in oratory? How we gather to hear even an ordinary speaker! How often is a jury swayed and controlled by the appeals of counsel!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COUNSEL»

Discover the use of counsel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to counsel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Directory of Corporate Counsel 2011-2012
Completely updated for 2011-2012, the Directory of Corporate Counsel remains the only comprehensive source for information on the corporate law departments and practitioners of the companies of the United States and Canada.
Aspen Publishers, Aspen Editorial Staff, 2011
2
Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits
I am buying this book for my entire senior leadership team."—Erin S. Gore, Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Berkeley "Lesley Rosenthal addresses a wide array of legal issues in a fun, easy-to-read manner, using practical ...
Lesley Rosenthal, 2011
3
Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New ...
Former Supreme Court Justice of Delaware E. Norman Veasey and coauthor Christine T. Di Guglielmo bring their stature and wealth of experience in the field to bare in this must-have resource for anyone interested in the role of corporate ...
E. Norman Veasey, Christine T. Di Guglielmo, 2012
4
King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in ...
Despite American promises, the clear directive of UN Resolution 242, and the years of secret negotiations with Israel, that never happened. Hussein's dying wish was that O'Connell tell the unknown story in this book.
Jack O'Connell, 2011
5
The of Counsel Agreement: A Guide for Law Firm and Practitioner
Provides every lawyer who is currently Of Counsel or contemplating such a position--and every firm that recognizes the status--with the background, understanding and language required to protect the interests of all concerned.
Harold G. Wren, Beverly J. Glascock, 2005
6
Giving Counsel: A Minister's Guidebook
This "how-to" guide for seminary students and ministers explores the role of the minister as counselor and provides a method for giving counsel.
Donald Capps, 2001
7
Letters for Litigators: Essential Communications for ...
This publication includes numerous letters that can help simplify the task of communicating with opposing counsel, witnesses, clients, the court and others.
Daniel I. Small, Robin Page West, 2004
8
The Counsel of Rogues?: A Defence of the Standard Conception ...
This volume examines standard conceptions of the lawyer's role, suggesting that a slightly modified version is essentially the best way of coming to view the ethical obligations of lawyers.
Dr Tim Dare, 2013
9
Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling
This classic has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypeople, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems.
Jay E. Adams, 2009
10
Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New ...
Indispensable Counsel provides readers with the foundations of corporate representation followed by practical guidelines on how the multiple roles of GC are, or should be, resolved, with best practices as the goal.
E. Norman Veasey, Christine T. Di Guglielmo, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COUNSEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term counsel is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Probing NA-122 result: PML-N counsel to conclude arguments today
Election Tribunal Judge Kazim Ali Malik on Tuesday adjourned the proceedings for final arguments by counsel for the Pakistan Muslim ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Preferred Mutual Hires DiBenedetto as Claims Counsel in New York
Preferred Mutual Hires DiBenedetto as Claims Counsel in New York ... also oversee all litigation and manage the company's outside counsel. «Insurance Journal, Jul 15»
3
Federal Court instructs counsel to submit Lingam's medical reports
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court here today instructed counsel representing Datuk V. K. Lingam to submit his client's (Lingam) medical reports ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
4
Hub Group Appoints Douglas G. Beck General Counsel
He began his career with Hub Group in June 2011 as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining Hub Group, Mr. Beck served as Senior ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
5
Fadipe's alleged killer: Unavailability of defence counsel stalls …
When the matter came up for hearing, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs. Idowu Alakija, lead prosecution counsel informed the court ... «The Guardian Nigeria, Jul 15»
6
DeWine awards $22.4 million in special-counsel contracts
Ohio State University accounts for $5.8 million or a fourth of the special-counsel contracts awarded to law firms by the office of Attorney General ... «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
7
General counsel accused of business conflict in FCPA case
Former PetroTiger general counsel Greg Wiseman did not see himself as the keeper of company ethics but as answerable only to his boss, ... «The Global Legal Post, Jul 15»
8
NN, Inc. Names Matthew Heiter Senior Vice President And General …
... has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. ... where he served as NN's outside General Counsel since 2006. «NEWS.GNOM.ES, Jul 15»
9
Powerstorm Engages The Equity Group as Investor Relations Counsel
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., Jul 08, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Powerstorm ESS PSTO, +0.00% (“Powerstorm” or “the Company”) today ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
10
Deputy White House counsel Leslie B. Kiernan starts job at Akin …
Former deputy White House counsel Leslie B. Kiernan has joined the law and lobby giant Akin Gump, PowerPost has learned exclusively. «Washington Post, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Counsel [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/counsel>. Sep 2022 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z