counsel (someone) against (something)

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counsel (someone) against (something)

To advise one against taking some action. As his defense lawyer, you need to counsel your client against making incriminating statements like that.
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counsel someone against something

to advise someone against doing something. The lawyer counseled her against suing the government. I was counseled against going for a walk alone at night.
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Apparently, the pastors surrounding him are themselves not in the least inclined to counsel him against basking too much in his earthly megawealth-and-what?