meaning of admonish

admonish meaning in General Dictionary

To alert or alert of a fault to reprove gently or kindly but really to exhort

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  • warn highly; put-on guard
  • advise or advice with regards to another person's behavior
  • take to endeavor
  • To warn or inform of a fault; to reprove carefully or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
  • To counsel against incorrect techniques; to cation or advise; to warn against risk or an offense; -- accompanied by of, against, or a subordinate term.
  • To instruct or direct; to tell; to alert.

admonish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester (12c.) "urge, encourage, warn," from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring in your thoughts, remind, advise;" in addition "warn, advise, encourage," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (letter.)). The -d- ended up being restored on Latin design. The ending ended up being affected by terms in -ish (eg astonish, abolish). Relevant: Admonished; admonishing.


admonish meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To warn or inform of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

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  • (v. t.) To counsel against wrong methods; to cation or advise; to alert against risk or an offense; -- followed closely by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
  • (v. t.) To teach or direct; to share with; to notify.

Sentence Examples with the word admonish

The old count began irresolutely to admonish Nicholas and beg him to abandon his purpose.

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