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English definition of “admonish”

admonish

verb     /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃ/ US  /-ˈmɑː.nɪʃ/ formal
[T] to tell someone that they have done something wrong : His mother admonished him for eat ing too quickly .Chastising and rebuking [T + to infinitive] to advise someone to do something: Her teacher admonished her to work harder for her exams .Giving advice
(Definition of admonish verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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