admonish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v admonish take to task "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
    • v admonish admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior "I warned him not to go too far","I warn you against false assumptions","She warned him to be quiet"
    • v admonish warn strongly; put on guard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Admonish To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of against, or a subordinate clause. "Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.""I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold
      The danger, and the lurking enemy."
    • Admonish To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify. "Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle."
    • Admonish To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort. "Admonish him as a brother."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • admonish To notify of or reprove for a fault; reprove with mildness.
    • admonish To counsel against something; caution or advise; exhort; warn.
    • admonish To instruct or direct; guide.
    • admonish To inform; acquaint with; notify; remind; recall or incite to duty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Admonish ad-mon′ish to warn: to reprove mildly
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Quotations

  • Publilius Syrus
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    “Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. amonesten, OF. amonester, F. admonester, fr. a supposed LL. admonesstrare, fr. L. admonere, to remind, warn; ad, + monere, to warn. See Monition
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. admonester—Late L. admonestāreadmoneread, to, monere, to warn.

Usage

In literature:

Admonishing, I wagged at her the match with which I was in the act of lighting my pipe.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 14, 1920" by Various
The length of the preceding remarks admonishes us to greater brevity in the further discussion of this subject.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Liberty to remain till spring was afterwards granted Williams, but he was admonished not to go about to draw others to his opinions.
"England in America, 1580-1652" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler
In the boat many signs admonished that we were floating eastward.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
I am prepared to admonish that he quit The battle, and retire where thou command'st.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
We were admonished urgently to come back at once, and surrender without further delay.
"In the Shadow of Death" by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
And so it went, hardly a man escaping without some admonishment.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
Soon the prisoner was led forth, and was publicly admonished by a monk not to tempt God if his skill had its origin in diabolic agencies.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
My paper admonishes me that I must conclude.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
I admonish you to remain here and not leave the post until it is.
"From the Ranks" by Charles King
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In poetry:

An agitation of the air,
A perturbation of the light
Admonished me the unloved year
Would turn on its hinge that night.
"End Of Summer" by Stanley Kunitz
FIRST CANON. I admonish you again,
For no lesser cause to go,
Than a firm belief that there
For your sins you may atone.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"There, let him go his ways,
He needs no stern admonishing."
The Bart., in blank amaze,
Exclaimed, "This is astonishing!
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I admonish me while I may,
Not to squander guilt,
Since require Thou wilt
At my hand its price one day
What the price is, who can say?
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Me fruitful scenes and prospects waste
Alike admonish not to roam;
These tell me of enjoyments past,
And those of sorrows yet to come.
"The Shrubbery, Written In A Time Of Affliction" by William Cowper
Let each offender of his faults be told,
And be admonish'd twice, or thrice, or more,
Ere he's expell'd, and exil'd from the fold:
But turn him out, if he'll not then give o'er.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Sen Tom Coburn admonished for helping former John Ensign aide.
The US Senate ethics committee admonished Ill. Sen Roland Burris Friday for the statements he made about the circumstances surrounding his appointment to the Senate seat once held by President Obama.
(MoneyWatch) Financial Advisor magazine highlights a report admonishing advisors who thought diversification would save their clients' portfolios from difficult markets.
A media campaign by a group of former US intelligence and Special Forces operatives admonishes President Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Even council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), who is one of Gandhi 's strongest supporters, admonished him at the hearing.
Congressman Charles Rangel was far from humbled after the ethics committee admonished him for taking corporate-paid Caribbean junkets in violation of the House ethics code.
A former guard testified Friday that Manning partly collapsed and started whimpering one day in January 2011 after jailers admonished him about this attitude.
A northeastern Indiana town court judge was given a public admonishment Monday by the Commission on Judicial Qualifications for her direct individual involvement with parties involved in a 2008 traffic infraction case.
A public admonishment is the lowest form of public discipline issued by the state commission, which oversees the conduct of judicial officers.
Judge admonished for insensitive remarks on rape.
A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen".
"Even if you murder someone," she'd always admonish me.
Clemson University President James Barker is admonishing those fans who booed a reference to the commander in chief during a military induction ceremony administered during the school's football game with Virginia Tech.
Conservative Groups Admonish GOP Leadership for Ousting Members from Committees.
KOKH-TV Channel 25 was the first to admonish the White House for not issuing a press release April 19 to commemorate the tragedy's anniversary.
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In science:

Thus, care must be taken when interpreting the optical depths inferred from a globally integrated SED (this admonishment is not unique to our analysis, but is a general statement about the nature of spatially integrated data).
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting
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