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Meaning of ADMONISH

Pronunciation:  ad'munish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
  2. [v]  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far";"I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
  3. [v]  warn strongly; put on guard

ADMONISH is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: caution, discourage, monish, reprove, warn
 See Also: advise, counsel, criticise, criticize, pick apart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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.

         Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns. --Col.
                                               iii. 16.

         I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold The
         danger, and the lurking enemy.        --Milton.

3. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

         Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to
         make the tabernacle.                  --Heb. viii.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: To advise or caution. For example the court may caution or admonish counsel for wrong practices.
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