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admonish

ad·mon·ish

admonish

 
 
pronunciation:
d ma nihsh
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part of speech: verb
inflections: admonished, admonishes, admonishing
definition 1: to warn or caution.
The teacher admonished the children to look more carefully when they crossed the street.
synonyms:
caution, warn
similar words:
advise, correct, counsel
definition 2: to find fault with or correct in a mild but firm way.
He admonished us for speaking so loudly.
antonyms:
applaud, commend, praise
similar words:
criticize, scold, take to task
derivations: admonishingly (adv.), admonisher (n.), admonishment (n.)
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The word admonish contains the following part:
mon Latin root that means advise, warn