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Formality LevelPlay
Used in both formal and informal settings to suggest thoughtful, considered advice. SlideSeeking his uncle's counsel, he made a wise choice.
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Expertise ImplicationPlay
Implies advice from someone with experience or expertise in a particular area. SlideBefore investing, she sought financial counsel.
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Mistaken for CasualPlay
Don't confuse 'counsel' with casual, everyday opinions. It denotes more serious advice. SlideAfter the accident, he required professional counsel, not just opinions.