Counsel and Guide


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Counsel verb – To exchange viewpoints or seek advice for the purpose of finding a solution to a problem.
Usage example: concerned parents counseling about the problem of substance abuse in their community

Guide is a synonym for counsel in advise topic. In some cases you can use "Guide" instead the word "Counsel" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like give advice.
Nearby Words: counselor, counsellor, counseled, counseling, counselled
Synonyms for Counsel


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Guide verb – To give advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed.
Usage example: the pastry chef guided her through the creation of the wedding cake, showing her how to ice the layers, fashion the elaborate decorations, and assemble the whole shebang

Counsel is a synonym for guide in direct topic. You can use "Counsel" instead the word "Guide" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as supervise, advise.
Nearby Words: guidance, guided, guideline, guiding
Synonyms for Guide

How words are described

good good counsel good guide
special special counsel special guide
famous famous counsel famous guide
independent independent counsel independent guide
Other adjectives: local.

Common collocations

people counsel people guide people

Both words in one sentence

  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling As she gets closer to the Iron Throne, she loses people who can counsel and guide her ( Jaime, Tyrion, Tywin, Kevan and even Pycelle) and her disregard for the needs of others eventually gets her dethroned.
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