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English definition of “admonish”

admonish

verb uk   /ədˈmɒn.ɪʃ/ us    /-ˈmɑː.nɪʃ/ formal
[T] to tell someone that they have done something wrong: His mother admonished him for eating 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
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