Definition of admonish in English:
- It is important that you don't chastise or admonish yourself for your feelings.
- When they reached the Squad's room, they all turned to either glare at or admonish Vi.
- When Stephen King won the National Book Award he used the opportunity to admonish critics for not reading more John Grisham.
- In addition, clients are admonished to drink at least two quarts of water each day to help cleanse the body of toxins associated with weight loss and exercise.
- And Lloyd Best in rebuttal admonished us never to be ‘cautious’ about criticising leadership.
- But doctors are admonished to prescribe this pain reliever only with the utmost caution for a patient with limited kidney function.
- We are admonished to avoid speaking ill of the dead, so we'll leave Derrida with this wonderful little story by Michael Martone, a leading figure in the Johns Hopkins creative writing program during the 1960s.
- Each of the moral rules admonishes us to avoid causing a harm…
Middle English amonest 'urge, exhort', from Old French amonester, based on Latin admonere 'urge by warning'. In late Middle English, the final t of amonest was taken to indicate the past tense, and its present tense admonesse changed on the pattern of verbs such as abolish; the prefix a- became ad- in the 16th century by association with the Latin form.
- Example sentences
- The traditional critical admonishment to distinguish between a writer and his or her work is discarded.
- So we were taken aback the other day when an email we had sent to a York PR firm bounced back, accompanied by a strict admonishment.
- However, enforcement of the dress code regulations has been uneven and, when it occurred, generally consisted of verbal admonishment by security forces.
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