Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Im not counselling you, laddie, to plunge into a course of sensual debauchery.

Carlo spoke a stern word in an undertone; counselling him to be gone.

And all the while the Lake Indians of the North were planning and counselling.

I am now helping our 200 men off, encouraging and counselling them what I can.

Aye, but says Ludovico, you don't know what they are counselling about.

Yet all his life he had been counselling other people in their anxieties.

For you were capable, my dear Horace, of counselling statesmen.

I daresay the words were his, for he had been counselling Owen.

Still, I am far from counselling your ladyship to despair entirely.

And you turn on me counselling the law, divorce, horrors unthinkable!


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.