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Verb: admonish  ad'mó-nish or ud'mó-nish
  1. Reprimand; express disapproval
    "He admonished the child for his bad behaviour";
    - reprove, reproof
  2. Advise or counsel in terms of someone's behaviour
    - warn, discourage
  3. Warn strongly; put on guard
    - caution, monish

Derived forms: admonishing, admonishes, admonished

Type of: advise, counsel, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart, rede [archaic], warn

Encyclopedia: Admonish