Meaning of “admonish” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “admonish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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admonishverb [ T ]

us /ədˈmɑn·ɪʃ, æd-/

to warn someone not to do something, usually in a kind way, or to tell someone to do something:

His mother admonished him for eating too quickly.
noun [ C ] us /ˌæd·məˈnɪʃ·ən/ also admonishment, /ədˈmɑn·ɪʃ·mənt, æd-/

As I left I heard my husband’s admonition – "Don’t be late."

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