verb (admonishes, admonishing, admonished)
Etymology: admonesten or admonissen, from amonester (modern French admonester), from an unattested or admonesstrare, from admonere, admonÄre, to remind, to warn; ad- + monere, monÄre, to warn. See premonition.
- To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
- To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
- To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
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