transitive verb Etymology: Middle English admonesten, from Anglo-French amonester, from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, alteration of Latin admonēre to warn, from ad- + monēre to warn — more at mind Date: 14th century 1. a. to indicate duties or obligations to b. to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner 2. to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to Synonyms: see reproveadmonisher nounadmonishingly adverbadmonishment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • admonish — [ad män′ish, ədmän′ish] vt. [ME amonesten < OFr amonester < ML * admonestare, ult. < L admonere < ad , to + monere, to warn] 1. to caution against specific faults; warn 2. to reprove mildly 3. to urge or exhort 4. to inform or remind …   English World dictionary

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  • admonish — /ədˈmɒnɪʃ / (say uhd monish) verb (t) 1. to counsel against something; caution or advise: to admonish him not to eat salt. 2. to reprove for a fault, especially mildly: *Do not admonish little Stanislaus if he tears the heart out of a backyard… …   Australian English dictionary

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