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admonish

ad·mon·ish

admonish

 
pronunciation:
d ma nihsh
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: admonished, admonishes, admonishing
definition 1: to caution or warn.
His brother admonished him not to invest all his money in stocks.His companions admonished him of the danger of setting out alone.
synonyms:
caution, warn
similar words:
advise, correct, counsel, forearm, forewarn, lesson
definition 2: to criticize or rebuke mildly but firmly.
The librarian admonished the children for talking loudly.
synonyms:
chide, reprove
antonyms:
applaud, commend, praise
similar words:
berate, censure, chastise, criticize, lesson, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, scold, take to task, upbraid
definition 3: to exhort, urge, or remind, as of a duty.
The teacher admonished the students to proof-read their essays.The king admonished the prince of his duty to marry and produce an heir.
synonyms:
exhort, remind, urge
similar words:
encourage, notify, prompt, push, warn
derivations: admonishingly (adv.), admonisher (n.), admonishment (n.)
Word Parts
The word admonish contains the following part:
mon Latin root that means advise, warn