Definitions for admonishædˈmɒn ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•mon•ish*ædˈmɒn ɪʃ(v.t.)

  1. to caution, advise, or counsel against something.

  2. to reprove or scold, esp. in a mild and good-willed manner.

  3. to urge to a duty or remind of an obligation.

* Syn: See warn. See also reprimand.

Origin of admonish:

1275–1325; < AF, OF amonester < VL *admonestāre, appar. der. of L admonēre to remind, give advice to =ad-ad - +monēre to warn

ad•mon′ish•ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)

    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

    "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

  2. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard

  3. admonish, reprove(verb)

    take to task

    "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. admonish(Verb)

    To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

  2. admonish(Verb)

    To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.

  3. admonish(Verb)

    To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

  4. Origin: admonesten or admonissen, from amonester (modern French admonester), from an unattested or *, from admoneo, from ad + moneo. See premonition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Admonish(verb)

    to warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort

  2. Admonish(verb)

    to counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause

  3. Admonish(verb)

    to instruct or direct; to inform; to notify


Translations for admonish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

admonish(verb)

to scold or rebuke

The judge admonished the young man for fighting in the street.

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