admonish admonish  /æd ˈmɑ nɪʃ/


  1. (v) take to task
  2. (v) warn strongly; put on guard
  3. (v) admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior


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  1. Among the many voices raised to counsel, berate or admonish the military last week, none rang more determinedly than that of a pacifist who at one time has been a a combat soldier.
  2. Richard was angry that he was admonished for a fault that clearly lay at the door of the event management team.
  3. The refree admonished the player for his cynical way of tackling the forward.


  1. Arizona Drops Felony Charges Against Undocumented Immigrant

    PHOENIX – Luz Ruiz Rascón noticed the signs as she stepped into her home. Missing lampshades, grease in the kitchen, papers everywhere. Tiny details that any other time would have caused her to admonish her children. “They missed me. They...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New America Media

  2. Nashua city charter turns 100

    “Repeal.” It was almost 80 years ago that Americans yanked the word from relative obscurity and began hearing it, reading it and using it in every other sentence. Which begs the question: Before it became part of the household phrase “repeal of Prohibition” in 1933, how often, outside the legal world, did “repeal” come up in everyday conversation? Would a Roaring ’20s mom, for instance, admonish ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph


  1. "In fact, when your child steps out of line you admonish him and I admonished the child. Secondly, this is not a matter to be reported to the SADC. There are many people who are talking about the issue of Zimbabwe. If I can collect all the things...
    on May 27, 2010 By: Jacob Zuma Source: Independent Online

  2. "I don't think about my future. I just think about the next game," Groh said. "I try to coach the team the way we think it needs to be coached and do for the players, whatever that might mean -- encourage, admonish, direct, care for -- the...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Al Groh Source: Washington Post

  3. "Dick Pound has always been quick to admonish others and to call for officials accused of misconduct to be sanctioned and removed from involvement in the Olympic movement," Armstrong said in a letter to the IOC. "In my view, it is essential...
    on Jun 19, 2006 By: Lance Armstrong Source: USA Today

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