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Noun counsel has 2 senses
- advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader - a lawyer who pleads cases in court
--1 is a kind of lawyer, attorney
- guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
--2 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
--2 has particulars:
Verb counsel has 1 sense
- advise, counsel - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
--1 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
Sam cannot counsel Sue
They counsel him to write the letter