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Definition of admonish:

  1. To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; - followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
  2. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
  3. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.


discourage, chew out, attack, reprove, expostulate with, bawl out, scold, monish, reprimand, reprehend, rap, lambaste, call down, alarm, rebuke, take to task, warn, caution, dress down, tax, praise, remonstrate with, find fault with, study at.

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