"You'd best let him come in, William," counselled Mrs. Faringfield.
"You can't truly say you're out, dear," counselled Edna, in an undertone.
I counselled her to take at least half an hour for consideration.
Meantime, he counselled the public to be not unduly alarmed.
The Emperor counselled the King not to stir 40 out of his country, but to keep the people in awe and bridle the Scots.
Mere prudence would have counselled the despatch of such information.
I had counselled Catherine to dine up-stairs; but, as soon as he perceived her vacant seat, he sent me to call her.
Mrs. Gosnold counselled her abruptly with unwonted brusqueness.
“Do the duty that lies nearest thee,” counselled everybody: people of all kinds, books of all kinds.
You remember how he counselled me against that visit to the Rectory.
early 13c., from Old French counseil (10c.) "advice, counsel; deliberation, thought," from Latin consilium "plan, opinion" (see consultation). As a synonym for "lawyer," first attested late 14c.
late 13c., from Old French conseiller "to advise, counsel," from Latin consiliari, from consilium "plan, opinion" (see counsel (n.)). Related: Counseled. Counseling "giving professional advice on social or psychological problems" dates from 1940.