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Etymology Edit

From Middle English admonesten, admonissen, from Old French amonester (modern French admonester), from an unattested Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *admonestrāre, from Latin admoneō (remind, warn), from ad + moneō (warn, advise). See premonition.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ædˈmɑn.ɪʃ/
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Verb Edit

admonish (third-person singular simple present admonishes, present participle admonishing, simple past and past participle admonished)

  1. (transitive) To inform or notify of a fault; to rebuke gently or kindly, but seriously; to tell off.
    Synonyms: reprimand, chide; see also Thesaurus:reprehend
  2. (transitive, with of or against) To advise against wrongdoing; to caution; to warn against danger or an offense.
    Synonyms: caution; see also Thesaurus:advise
    • 1906 May–October, Jack London, chapter II, in White Fang, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., published October 1906, →OCLC, part 1 (The Wild):
      “You needn’t stray off too far in doin’ it,” his partner admonished. “If that pack ever starts to jump you, them three cartridges’d be wuth no more’n three whoops in hell. Them animals is damn hungry, an’ once they start in, they’ll sure get you, Bill.”
  3. (transitive) To instruct or direct.
    Synonyms: inform, notify

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admonish (third-person singular simple present admonishes, present participle admonishin, simple past admonisht, past participle admonisht)

  1. to admonish

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