Admonishing
Admonish Ad*mon"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Admonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Admonishing}.] [OE. amonesten, OF. amonester, F. admonester, fr. a supposed LL. admonesstrare, fr. L. admonere to remind, warn; ad + monere to warn. See {Monition}.] 1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort. ``Admonish him as a brother.'' --2 Thess. iii. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause. [1913 Webster]

Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns. --Col. iii. 16. [1913 Webster]

I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold The danger, and the lurking enemy. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify. [1913 Webster]

Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. --Heb. viii. 5. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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