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Admonish

Ad`mon´ish
v. t.1.To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
[imp. & p. p. Admonished ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Admonishing.]
2.To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; - followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
3.To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
Verb1.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"
Synonyms: monish, warn, discourage
2.admonish - warn strongly; put on guard
Synonyms: caution, monish
3.admonish - take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
Synonyms: reprove
advise, alert, bring to book, call down, call to account, charge, chastise, chide, correct, cry havoc, cry out against, daunt, dissuade, encourage, enjoin, exhort, expostulate, forewarn, frighten off, give fair warning, give notice, give warning, have words with, incite, induce, intimidate, issue a caveat, issue an ultimatum, kid out of, lecture, lesson, move, notify, objurgate, persuade, preach, prompt, rate, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, scold, set down, set straight, sound the alarm, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, talk out of, threaten, tick off, tip, tip off, unpersuade, upbraid, urge, utter a caveat, warn against
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