Definition of Admonish in English :

Define Admonish in English

Admonish meaning in English

Meaning of Admonish in English

Pronunciation of Admonish in English

Admonish pronunciation in English

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1. admonish, discourage, monish, warn

admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

Example Sentences:
'I warned him not to go too far'
'I warn you against false assumptions'
'She warned him to be quiet'

2. admonish, caution, monish

warn strongly; put on guard

3. admonish, reprove

take to task

Example Sentences:
'He admonished the child for his bad behavior'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of admonish
verb (transitive)
to reprove firmly but not harshly
to advise to do or against doing something; warn; caution

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see synonyms of admonish
verb transitive
to caution against specific faults; warn
to reprove mildly
to urge or exhort
to inform or remind, by way of a warning

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tr.v. ad·mon·ished, ad·mon·ish·ing, ad·mon·ish·es
a. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous): "[Another competitor in the race] admonished him on the dangers of going out too fast" (Neal Bascomb). "Magazine articles ... admonished that women's financial independence was driving a wedge between husband and wife" (Lillian Faderman).
b. To urge or exhort (someone to do something): "Writers like Emerson and Thoreau ... admonished us to develop ourselves according to nature" (E.D. Hirsch).
c. To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
2. To reprove gently but earnestly: "Lincoln pursued his interests in defiance of established norms. Far from being praised, he was consistently admonished" (Joshua Wolf Shenk).

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