Ad·mon·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admonished p. pr. & vb. n. Admonishing.]
1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort. “Admonish him as a brother.”
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.
Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns. --Col. iii. 16.
I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold
The danger, and the lurking enemy. --Milton.
3. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. --Heb. viii. 5.
v 1: 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" [syn: warn,
2: warn strongly; put on guard [syn: caution, monish]
3: take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"