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counsel

2 verb
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
counsel2 past tense and past participle counselled, present participle counselling British English, past tense and past participle counseled, present participle counseling American English [transitive]
1 formal to advise someone
counsel somebody to do something
She counselled them not to accept this settlement.
2MP to listen and give support to someone with problems:
a new unit to counsel alcoholics

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