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ADMONISH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does admonish mean? 

ADMONISH (verb)
  The verb ADMONISH has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ADMONISH used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADMONISH (verb)


Sense 1admonish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

admonish; monish; warn; discourage

Context examples:

I warned him not to go too far / I warn you against false assumptions / She warned him to be quiet

Hypernyms (to "admonish" is one way to...):

advise; counsel; rede (give advice to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam cannot admonish Sue


Sense 2admonish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Warn strongly; put on guard

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

caution; monish; admonish

Hypernyms (to "admonish" is one way to...):

warn (notify of danger, potential harm, or risk)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3admonish [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take to task

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

reprove; admonish

Context example:

He admonished the child for his bad behavior

Hypernyms (to "admonish" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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