What does admonish mean?

Definitions for admonishædˈmɒn ɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word admonish.

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. amonesten, OF. amonester, F. admonester, fr. a supposed LL. admonesstrare, fr. L. admonere to remind, warn; ad + monere to warn. See Monition.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Admonish

    ad-mon′ish, v.t. to warn: to reprove mildly.—n. Admon′ishment, admonition. [O. Fr. admonester—Late L. admonestāreadmoneread, to, monere, to warn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of admonish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.

  2. Sigmund Freud:

    Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.

  3. Bible, Colossians 3:16:

    Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

  4. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    There were unfathomable horrors everywhere, they all admonish us to never forget. No, we will never forget. We'll not forget for the sake of the victims, for our own sake, and for the sake of future generations.

  5. Attorney Dys:

    You can’t ban people from going to a church, this guy is trying to use the legal system to ban city council people from attending any type of church service. To get the court to admonish them for daring to go to a church service is just wrong.

Images & Illustrations of admonish

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Translations for admonish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حذر, نصحArabic
  • поучавам, предупреждавам, съветвамBulgarian
  • warnen, ermahnenGerman
  • reprender, amonestarSpanish
  • admonester, réprimander, avertirFrench
  • चेतावनी देनाHindi
  • megdorgál, figyelmeztetHungarian
  • 警告, 注意Japanese
  • 타이르다Korean
  • moneoLatin
  • укорува, прекорува, опоменуваMacedonian
  • vermanenDutch
  • irettesette, advareNorwegian
  • advertir, prevenirPortuguese
  • предостерегать, порицать, укорять, наставлятьRussian
  • அச்சமூட்டி எச்சரிக்கைTamil
  • ikaz etmek, kulağını bükmekTurkish

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