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admonish

verb

  1. (rede)  to admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    Synonyms: discourage, monish, warn. Type of: rede. Similar to: warn
  2. (caution)  to warn strongly; to put on guard
    Synonyms: caution, monish. Type of: warn
  3. (knock)  to take to task
    Synonyms: reprove. Type of: knock

Etymology summary

Middle English amonest "urge, exhort", from Old French amonester, based on Latin...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

admonish | warn [synonym, sense-specific] | caution [synonym, sense-specific] | admonisher [derived] | admonitor [noun, derived]

to reprove firmly but not harshly | to advise to do or against doing something; warn; caution (16 of 533 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

admonish | rebuke [synonym, sense-specific] | chide [synonym, sense-specific] | reprimand [synonym, sense-specific] | reproach [synonym, sense-specific] | reprove [synonym, sense-specific] | tick off [synonym, sense-specific] | berate [similar, sense-specific] | castigate [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to indicate duties or obligations to ; to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner | to give friendly ... (24 of 301 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Admonition

a punishment under Scots law when an offender has been found guilty but is neither imprisoned nor fined but receives verbal discipline and is afterwards set free; the conviction is still recorded. This can be compared to an absolute discharge where a ... (42 of 173 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

admonish | admonishment [derived]

reprimand firmly | [with object and infinitive] : advise or urge (someone) earnestly | [archaic] : warn (someone) of something to be avoided (21 of 132 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present] | monishes [archaic, 3rd-person singular present] | reprimand [synonym, sense-specific] | chide [synonym, sense-specific] | advise [synonym, sense-specific] | reprehend [synonym, sense-specific]

To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort. | To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause. | To instruct or... (43 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present] | admonisher [noun, related] | admonishingly [adverb, related] | admonishment [noun, related]

To reprove gently but earnestly. | To counsel (another) against something to be avoided; caution. | To remind of something forgotten or disregarded, ... (21 of 70 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/admonish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

admonish [transitive, formal] | admonishment [singular] | admonishments [plural] | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

to tell someone that you do not approve of what they have done | to advise someone to do something (19 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/admonish

New World Dictionary:

admonish | admonishingly [adverb, related] | admonishment [noun, related]

to caution against specific faults; warn | to reprove mildly | to urge or exhort | to inform or remind, by way of a warning (22 of 49 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

admonish

to caution, advise, or counsel against something. | to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner. | to urge to a duty; remind. (24 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

admonish [formal]

to tell someone that they have done something wrong | to advise someone to do something (15 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/admonish

Encarta Dictionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

to rebuke somebody mildly but earnestly | to advise somebody to do or, more often, not to do something (18 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583740​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

admonish

Origin: Middle English amonest "urge, exhort", from Old French amonester, based on Latin admonere "urge by warning". Later, the final ... (19 of 56 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/admonish

Online Etymology:

admonish

First use: early 14th century

Origin: Old French amonester (12th century) "urge, encourage, warn", from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, ... (21 of 52 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English admonesten or admonissen, from Old French amonester (modern French admonester), from an unattested Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *admonesstrāre, from Latin admoneō ("remind, warn"), from... (27 of 33 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English amonishen, admonishen, alteration of amonesten, from Old French amonester, admonester, from Vulgar ... (14 of 31 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

admonish

First use: 14th century

Origin: via Old French from Vulgar Latin admonestāre (unattested), from Latin admonēre to put one in mind of, from monēre to advise

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Merriam-Webster:

admonish

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English admonesten, from Anglo-French amonester, from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, alteration of Latin admonēre to ... (17 of 23 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

admonish

Origin: Middle English amonesten from Old French amonester from Medieval Latin *admonestare, ultimately from Latin admonere from ad-, to + monere, to warn

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Encarta Dictionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French amonester from assumed Vulgar Latin admonere from Latin monere "warn"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583740​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

admonish

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "admonish"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "admonish"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

admonish [transitive, formal] | admonishment [singular] | admonishments [plural] | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "admonish"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

admonish [transitive, formal] | admonishment [singular] | admonishments [plural] | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "admonish"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

admonish [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "admonish"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "admonish"

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the Free Dictionary:

admonish

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "admonish"

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Google Dictionary:

admonish | admonished [past tense] | admonishing [present participle] | admonishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "admonish"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

admonish

Audio: North American pronunciation of "admonish"

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YourDictionary Audio:

admonish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "admonish" by speech synthesizer

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