Definition of premonish in English:

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Pronunciation: /priːˈmɒnɪʃ/


[with object] rare
Inform (someone) of a possible future danger or problem; forewarn.
Example sentences
  • Every traveller is premonished by the oft-repeated advertisement that 'baggage is at the risk of the owner'.
  • The United States, he premonished, could not hope to remain an island of democracy in a totalitarian sea.
  • We premonish both ourselves and others, that no single visit should exceed a quarter of an hour.


Mid 16th century: from Latin praemonere 'forewarn' with the ending altered after the pattern of admonish.

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