admonish definition, admonish meaning | English dictionary

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      vb   tr  
1    to reprove firmly but not harshly  
2    to advise to do or against doing something; warn; caution  
     (C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin admonestare (unattested), from Latin admonere to put one in mind of, from monere to advise)  
  admonisher, admonitor      n  
  admonition      n  
  admonitory      adj  
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advise, bawl out     (informal)   berate, carpet     (informal)   caution, censure, check, chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   chide, counsel, enjoin, exhort, forewarn, give a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, reprove, scold, slap on the wrist, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)   tell off     (informal)   upbraid, warn  
   applaud, commend, compliment, congratulate, praise  

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