admonish

UK [ədˈmɒnɪʃ] / US [ədˈmɑnɪʃ] verb [transitive]
Word forms "admonish":
present tense I/you/we/they admonish he/she/it admonishes present participle admonishing past tense admonished past participle admonished formal
1) to tell someone that you do not approve of what they have done
2) to advise someone to do something

Derived word:
admonishment
noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "admonishment":
singular admonishment plural admonishments

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  • Admonish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Admonish — can refer to:*To give out a warning, or instruct against.Music*Admonish (band), a Swedish black metal band …   Wikipedia

  • Admonish — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) „Unblack Metal“ Gründung 1994 Website http://www.admonish.org …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • admonish — (v.) mid 14c., amonesten remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning, from O.Fr. amonester (12c.) urge, encourage, warn, from V.L. *admonestare, from L. admonere bring to mind, remind, suggest; also warn, advise, urge, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad ))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • admonish — chide, *reprove, reproach, rebuke, reprimand Analogous words: *warn, forewarn, caution: counsel, advise (see under ADVICE n): *criticize, reprehend, reprobate Antonyms: commend Contrasted words: *approve: applaud, compliment (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • admonish — [v] warn, strongly criticize advise, berate, call down, call on the carpet*, censure, check, chide, come down hard on*, counsel, ding*, draw the line*, enjoin, exhort, forewarn, give a going over*, give a piece of one’s mind*, glue*, growl*,… …   New thesaurus

  • admonish — ► VERB 1) reprimand firmly. 2) earnestly urge or warn. DERIVATIVES admonishment noun admonition noun admonitory adjective. ORIGIN Latin admonere urge by warning …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • admonish — v. (formal) 1) (D; tr.) to admonish for (the teacher admonished the child for coming late to school) 2) (H) to admonish smb. to do smt. * * * [əd mɒnɪʃ] (H) to admonish smb. to do smt. (formal) (D; tr.) to admonish for (the teacher admonished the …   Combinatory dictionary

  • 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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