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admonition

ad·mo·ni·tion

admonition

 
pronunciation:
aed m nI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mild but serious warning, correcting, or urging.
synonyms:
caution, exhortation, monition, reminder, reproof
similar words:
caveat, censure, criticism, notification, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scolding, warning
definition 2: a caution or advice against something.
synonyms:
caution, monition
similar words:
advice, caveat, counsel, notification, remonstrance, warning
definition 3: the act of giving such advice or warning.
synonyms:
caution, monition
similar words:
advising, counseling, notification, remonstrance, warning
Word Parts
The word admonition contains the following parts:
ad- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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Originally a Latin preposition and prefix, ad- occurs in English in Latin loanwords. It has multiple forms, as the final 'd' sound in ad- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms: ac-, af-, ag-1, al-, an-, ap-, ar-, as-, and at-.
mon Latin root that means advise, warn