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English definition of “admonish”

admonish

verb [T]    /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. admonition    /ˌæd·məˈnɪʃ·ən/ noun [C] (also admonishment,  /ədˈmɑn·ɪʃ·mənt, æd-/) As I left I heard my husband’s admonition – "Don’t be late."
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