Definition of admonish in English:

admonish

Line breaks: ad|mon|ish
Pronunciation: /ədˈmɒnɪʃ
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

admonishment

noun
More 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.

Origin

Middle English amonest 'urge, exhort', from Old French amonester, based on Latin admonere 'urge by warning'. Later, the final -t of amonest was taken to indicate the past tense, and the present tense changed on the pattern of verbs such as abolish; the prefix became ad- in the 16th century by association with the Latin form.

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