: to indicate duties or obligations to
: to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner
- were admonished for being late
: to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to
- admonished them to be careful
- … users are admonished to change passwords regularly …
- —Mark Pothier
: to say (something) as advice or a warning
- The sign admonished, "Watch your step."
- "Please be silent while I tell my story," LaPautre admonished.
- —Louise Erdrich