counselor

A counselor is the person you can consult in your time of need. Your school guidance counselor may suggest you take Spanish class next school year. Bueno?

How you define counselor depends on where you are at the time. In court, a counselor is the lawyer who gives clients advice on legal issues and pleads their case in court. During a therapy session, a counselor helps people understand and resolve personal issues. And at summer camp, a counselor is the person who supervises the children's activities and makes sure they stay safe.

Definitions of counselor
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n someone who gives advice about problems

Synonyms:
counsellor
Examples:
Nestor
(Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy
Types:
Dutch uncle
a counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly
Type of:
adviser, advisor, consultant
an expert who gives advice

n a lawyer who pleads cases in court

Synonyms:
advocate, counsel, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
Type of:
attorney, lawyer
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

n someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

Synonyms:
counsellor
Type of:
supervisor
one who supervises or has charge and direction of

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