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American English: /ˈkaʊnsəl/
British English: /ˈkaʊns(ə)l/

Translation of counsel in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable or countable (advice) (formal or literary) to hold/take counsel with somebody
    asesorarse or aconsejarse con alguien
    let's hope that wiser counsels may prevail
    esperemos que impere el buen sentido
    a counsel of perfection
    un ideal imposible
    to keep one's own counsel
    Example sentences
    • As for the European Union, the situation is really bad, though wiser counsels may prevail in the next week or so.
    • In fact, this is only one of many wise counsels to the cautious buyer who fears being landed with a freshly minted or happily married antique.
    • To the spiritually minded he was rich in wise counsels.
  • 2 countable
    plural counsel (no article)
    abogado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    counsel for the defense
    abogado defensor, (abogada defensora) (masculine, feminine)
    counsel for the prosecution
    Example sentences
    • Your role as a defence counsel is to fearlessly advocate for the person you are representing.
    • In other words, the efforts of the defence counsel on a partial indemnity basis are justified.
    • Defence counsel and the accused waive this date for jury selection and trial.

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • 1 [formal] to counsel somebody to + infinitive
    aconsejarle a alguien que + subjunctive
    Example sentences
    • I would expect police officers to counsel the drivers on what is to be acquired.
    • In these new circumstances, he has counselled writers and intellectuals to be cautious.
    • In fact, she was counseled to remove her ear hoop for the forum, but she refused.
    Example sentences
    • In fact, commanders counselled caution and warned that hasty judgements by the media would be premature!
    • The national development agency's study, which counselled caution, examined housing prices in 35 cities and urged authorities to prevent developing price distortions.
    • At most it counsels caution, prudence and a little more scepticism.
  • 2 (Psychology, School)
    Example sentences
    • If professionals fail to counsel patients in the way recognized by their peers as appropriate they may be negligent.
    • His wife is a psychologist who counsels cancer patients for a living.
    • She estimated that she's counselled about 400 people, almost all of them women, since founding the organisation.

intransitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • to counsel against -inghe counseled against taking legal action
    aconsejó no entablar or que no se entablara demanda
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