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admonish

verb

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1 to criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault
  • admonished her for littering

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2 to give advice to
  • my physician is always admonishing me to eat more healthy foods

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reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide mean to criticize adversely. reprove implies an often kindly intent to correct a fault. gently reproved my table manners rebuke suggests a sharp or stern reproof. the papal letter rebuked dissenting clerics reprimand implies a severe, formal, often public or official rebuke. reprimanded by the ethics committee admonish suggests earnest or friendly warning and counsel. admonished by my parents to control expenses reproach and chide suggest displeasure or disappointment expressed in mild reproof or scolding. reproached him for tardiness chided by their mother for untidiness

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The first known use of admonish was in the 14th century

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“Admonish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/admonisher. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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