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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: counsel /ˈkaʊns(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycounsel
he/she/itcounsels
present participlecounseling or counselling
past tensecounseled or counselled
past participlecounseled or counselled

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  1. 1
    to give someone advice and help with their problems, especially as your job

    She has spent about five years counseling rape victims.

    Macnade was being counseled for violent tendencies.

  2. 2
    to give someone advice about what to do in a particular situation
    counsel someone to do something:

    Privately, the president was being counseled to end the war.

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