verb (used with object)
Origin of admonish
Examples from the Web for admonish
Beard does admonish the tendency of both academics and popular authors to present speculation as historical truth.The Classics are Dead! Long Live the Classics! Mary Beard’s New Book|Nick Romeo|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He even remembered to thank the voters and admonish cellphone companies for fleecing his fans.
Betty wastes no time in yanking Sally away from the table to admonish her.
When it came to politics, Robbins and Sarandon tended to espouse and admonish rather than try to persuade.
That you are not to expect things permanent, the year, and the hour that hurries away the agreeable day, admonish us.The Works of Horace|Horace
Departing, therefore, he admonish'd oft446 Meriones and the Ajaces, thus.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
The chair must admonish the senator that oaths are not in order.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
Admonish him in his faults, and also receive admonition of him.New Witnesses for God (Volume 2 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
In this manner he continued to admonish his son Ḥasan Bedr-ed-Deen until his spirit departed.The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I.|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for admonish
Word Origin for admonish
Word Origin and History for admonish
mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester (12c.) "urge, encourage, warn," from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, remind, suggest;" also "warn, advise, urge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)).
The -d- was restored on Latin model. The ending was influenced by words in -ish (e.g. astonish, abolish). Related: Admonished; admonishing.