Definition of premonish in English:


Line breaks: pre|mon|ish
Pronunciation: /priːˈmɒnɪʃ


[with object] rare
Inform (someone) of a possible future danger or problem; forewarn.
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  • When amid the autumn woods, it were well for us to consider the falling of the leaves as premonishing us of the separation that must soon take place between our bodies and our souls.
  • When priests are ordained, the bishop warns them that it is their duty to teach, and to premonish, to feed and to provide for the Lord's family.
  • 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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