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    consultant

    Which of these terms can be used for someone who gives advise to other people?

    consultant
    consulter
    counselor
    counsel
    advisor
    adviser
    mentor
    brain truster
    aid
    aide

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    Re: consultant

    What definitions have you found in good (single-language) dictionaries?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: consultant

    Anyone can give advice to someone else. A friend can give you advice.

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    Re: consultant

    And what a "brain truster" might be is anyone's guess. I've never heard of it. Have you looked each word up in a standard English dictionary (one that gives definitions, not a German-English dictionary)?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: consultant

    ... such as the free online dictionaries listed here.

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    Re: consultant

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And what a "brain truster" might be is anyone's guess. I've never heard of it. Have you looked each word up in a standard English dictionary (one that gives definitions, not a German-English dictionary)?
    It's an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status.

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    Re: consultant

    Well, it might be used in some specific circles (in which I don't move!) but I've never heard it before.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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