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admonish

ad mo nish

  • v  admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
  • v  warn strongly; put on guard
  • v  take to task
    He admonished the child for his bad behavior

  • 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.
  • Obama says his political consultant David Axelrod has occasionally felt the need to admonish him and his campaign "not to sit in the middle of the town square and set ourselves on .
  • The verse goes on to say that the husband of an insubordinate wife should first admonish her, then leave her to sleep alone and finally beat her.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 13, 2013 - New America Media
  • 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 ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Nashua Telegraph
Quotes

  • Al Groh in Washington Post
    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... Jacob Zuma http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Zuma&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQ47WD3qRVdAhrRfNNHm_BHsNLeA Independent Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iol.co.za/index.php%3Fset_id%3D1%26click_id%3D6%26art_id%3Dvn20100528043143162C877522&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE7mnUCTtZVe962UaybZyvN8m8Y1A May 27, 2010 1413 2054 admonish 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...
  • Lance Armstrong in USA Today
    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...

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