Definition of Admonishment in English :

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Admonishment meaning in English

Meaning of Admonishment in English

Pronunciation of Admonishment in English

Admonishment pronunciation in English

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1. admonishment, admonition, monition

a firm rebuke

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formal another word for admonition

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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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