Counseled vs Counselled - What's the difference?

counseled | counselled | Alternative forms |

Counseled is an alternative form of counselled.

As verbs the difference between counseled and counselled

is that counseled is (counsel) while counselled is (british|canada) (counsel).




  • (counsel)

  • counsel



    (en noun)
  • The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation.
  • * Bible, Matthew xxvii. 1
  • All the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death.
  • Exercise of judgment; prudence.
  • * Hooker
  • They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used.
  • Advice; guidance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I like thy counsel ; well hast thou advised.
  • * Tennyson
  • It was ill counsel had misled the girl.
  • Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxxiii. 11
  • The counsel of the Lord standeth forever.
  • * Bible, Proverbs xii. 5
  • The counsels of the wicked are deceit.
  • (obsolete) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
  • * Gower
  • thilke lord to whom no counsel may be hid
  • A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC).
  • Synonyms

    * See also


  • To give advice, especially professional advice.
  • The lawyer counselled his client to remain silent.
    Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals counsel clients.
  • To recommend
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * keep one's counsel * keep one's own counsel

    See also

    * council





    Alternative forms

    * counseled (US )


  • (British, Canada) (counsel)