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
  1. noun
    someone who gives advice about problems
    synonyms: counsellor
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    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
  2. noun
    a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    synonyms: advocate, counsel, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
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    type of:
    attorney, lawyer
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
  3. noun
    someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
    synonyms: counsellor
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    type of:
    supervisor
    one who supervises or has charge and direction of
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