Definition of Admonish

1. Verb. Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior. "Sam cannot admonish Sue "; "She warned him to be quiet"

Exact synonyms: Discourage, Monish, Warn
Related verbs: Warn
Generic synonyms: Advise, Counsel, Rede
Derivative terms: Admonisher, Admonition, Admonitory, Monition, Warning



2. Verb. Warn strongly; put on guard.
Exact synonyms: Caution, Monish
Generic synonyms: Warn
Derivative terms: Admonisher, Admonition, Admonitory, Caution, Monition

3. Verb. Take to task. "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
Exact synonyms: Reprove
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Derivative terms: Admonishment, Admonition, Admonitory, Reproval, Reprover

Definition of Admonish

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

Definition of Admonish

1. Verb. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Verb. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Admonish

1. to reprove mildly or kindly [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Admonish

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admittingly
admittivities
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admixed
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admixtion
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admixture
admixture lesion
admixtured
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admonish (current term)
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Literary usage of Admonish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"Resting in the power of such superior it will be subject to his discretion in its exercise, ana he will admonish a favourite, or one in whose character he ..."

2. Publications (1853)
"I likewise admonish you, dear brethren and sisters, by the coi. Iv. 2. love of our Lord, that you will unite in prayers for me to the Lord, that I may stand ..."

3. The Bookman (1907)
"big bears and little bears, old bears and young bears; nor does he admonish us that it is our duty as American citizens to remember that it would be neither ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Nor does retrospection admonish me of error or of a disregard of their valued lives. Very respectfully, sir, I am, Tour obedient servant, EARL VAN DORN, ..."

5. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"and Friends have been to admonish them in a gospel-way, and they still go on in their wickedness and do not repent; Friends may draw up a paper at their ..."

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