verb (used with object)
Origin of admonish
Examples from the Web for admonishing
He made an admonishing speech to Wall Street last week, but it was a day late and a trillion dollars short.
Now, let us sum up the three arguments Peter uses in admonishing Christians to patience in suffering.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II|Martin Luther
They left the room after admonishing the policeman on guard to remain on the alert for any attempt to free the wounded man.Agent Nine and the Jewel Mystery|Graham M. Dean
She flashed one admonishing glance at him and towards the woman who bent over his hand.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
Word Origin 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.