To alert or alert of a fault to reprove gently or kindly but really to exhort
- 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.
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.
(v. t.) To warn or inform of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
- (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.
The old count began irresolutely to admonish Nicholas and beg him to abandon his purpose.