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Synonyms for counsel

Synonyms for counsel

an exchange of views in an attempt to reach a decision

an opinion as to a decision or course of action

a person who practices law

one who advises another, especially officially or professionally

to give recommendations to (someone) about a decision or course of action

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References in classic literature ?
A prince, therefore, ought always to take counsel, but only when he wishes and not when others wish; he ought rather to discourage every one from offering advice unless he asks it; but, however, he ought to be a constant inquirer, and afterwards a patient listener concerning the things of which he inquired; also, on learning that nay one, on any consideration, has not told him the truth, he should let his anger be felt.
Moreover I have been the familiar friend of men even greater than you are, and they did not disregard my counsels.
Sancho listened to him with the deepest attention, and endeavoured to fix his counsels in his memory, like one who meant to follow them and by their means bring the full promise of his government to a happy issue.
My dear brother, Jehan hath made of your counsels straw and dung to trample under foot.
When they came to the village, the son followed the fox's counsel, and without looking about him went to the shabby inn and rested there all night at his ease.
In the Superior Court of San Francisco," the Counsel replied.
The prisoner raised his eyes for a moment, but dropped them again when his own counsel said:
While heading the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.
The twins had but one friend present to keep their counsel in countenance, their poor old sorrowing landlady.
Who happen to be in the Lord Chancellor's court this murky afternoon besides the Lord Chancellor, the counsel in the cause, two or three counsel who are never in any cause, and the well of solicitors before mentioned?
Therefore it is ill in counsel, good in execution; so that the right use of bold persons is, that they never command in chief, but be seconds, and under the direction of others.
Pickwick by the coat sleeve, the little man led him to the low seat just beneath the desks of the King's Counsel, which is constructed for the convenience of attorneys, who from that spot can whisper into the ear of the leading counsel in the case, any instructions that may be necessary during the progress of the trial.