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Admonish

Admonish (to caution or reprimand) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the verb admonish

What does admonish mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: admonished | admonishing | admonishes

  1. advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    • example: Sam cannot admonish Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]Ellen alerted Helen | I asked himVerbs of Communication: advise, caution, counsel, instruct, warn
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Ellen warned Helen, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled Sara that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned Helen how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned Helen against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] of [Topic]My accountant warned me of the new loopholes in the tax code
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient]I persuaded himVerbs of Urging: advise, ask, badger, beg, convince, entreat, exhort, extort, implore, lobby, motivate, persuade, sway, urge
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, object control with infinitive]I persuaded him to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] [Proposition, that-complement clause]I persuaded him that he should come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Patient] into [Proposition, not sentential clause]I persuaded him into action
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of admonish: discourage / monish / warn
    • more generic words: advise / counsel / rede = give advice to
  2. warn strongly; put on guard
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of admonish: caution / monish
    • more generic word: warn = notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
  3. take to task
    • example: He admonished the child for his bad behavior
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient]Ellen alerted Helen | I asked him
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Ellen warned Helen, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned Helen that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled Sara that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned Helen how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned Helen against skating on thin ice
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Recipient] of [Topic]My accountant warned me of the new loopholes in the tax code
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]Ellen complained, 'The mail didn't come today.' | Ellen warned, 'Avoid that hole in the sidewalk.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] against / about / concerning / on / regarding / respecting [Topic]Ellen warned against skating on thin ice

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): advise, caution, counsel, instruct, warn.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of admonish: reproof / reprove
    • more generic terms: criticise / criticize / knock / pick apart = find fault with; express criticism of

Alternative definition of the verb admonish

verb

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

Definition of the verb admonish for high school students

    to caution, criticize, reprove
    • example: Joe's mother admonished him not to ruin his appetite by eating cookies before dinner.

The verb admonish is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Group

Admonish is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1994. They were one of the first bands in the Christian black metal movement and the first Christian black metal group in Sweden. While the band did not release anything until 2005, the magazine Metal Hammer called Admonish "One of the leading Christian black metal bands" in a 1990s issue which focused on black metal. In 2006 Admonish achieved some mainstream notice when the twins Emil and Jonas Karlsson both appeared on the MTV Europe show Pimp My Ride International on October 6. On that show, in which their car was modified, the twins advertised their band and Admonish's music was played. The former Admonish member Per Sundström was also a guitar-player in Crimson Moonlight.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Admonish

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Google previewJust the Basics (2014)

A Simple Introduction to the Christian Faith by Dallas Johnson

Someone to “admonish” us to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly.470 Admonish is a word we do not use much anymore. It basically means to caution or warn.471 Weathermen admonish us to seek shelter when a storm is coming. Doctors ...

Google previewThe Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an association of friends to evangelical truth (1813)

filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. Rom. xv, 14. Admonish is a word of pretty broad signification, and means, in this place, to instruct, advise, and remind, each other, in reference to the great truths of religion .

Google previewAn Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians (1831)

by John Davenant

before our eyes ; to admonish is a kind of advice. The mind often neglects what is plain before it ; therefore the notice of things most notorious must be suggested to it. Senec. Epist. lib. 14. Epist. 94. Another ...

Google previewThe Panoplist, and Missionary Magazine (1813)

Admonish is a word of pretty broad signification, and means, in this place, to instruct, advise, and remind, each other, in reference to the great truths of religion . The apostle not only acknowledges the ability of the brethren to perform this duty; ...

Google previewThe Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad (1813)

Admonish is a word of pretty broad signification, and moans, in this place, to instruct, advise, and remind, each other, in reference to the great truths of religion . The apostle not only acknowledges the ability of the brethrei. to perform this duty ; ...

Google previewThe New Covenant, Or the Saints Portion. A Treatise Unfolding the All-sufficiencie of God, Mans Uprightnes, and the Covenant of Grace, Delivered in Fourteene Sermons Vpon Gen.17.I.2 Whereunto are Adioyned Foure Sermons Vpon Eccles. 9.I.2.II.12 By ... Iohn Preston .. The Second Edition Corrected (1629)

To admonish is a good ačtion,and it is commanded vs, but to docit in an vnseasonable time, either vnseasonably to him that . to him that is admonished, it spoyles the aëtion. To be thankfull for mercies,&to pay our vowes, - e. 1s. * . --~~ * it is a ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

,“ It is not, therefore, to admonish or instruct, but to point you out as examples to animate and encourage others, that we now express our sense of the firmness and vigilance of your conduct in these times of new and dangerous ...

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

ADMONISH. New Testament Verb: (nouthete), GK 3805 (S 3560), 8x. nouthete means “to admonish.” Part of the task of the leadership in the church is to admonish believers to live in the way God wants them to live. Paul does this himself (Col.

Google previewThe Student Bible Dictionary--Expanded and Updated Edition (2015)

by Johnnie Godwin, Phyllis Godwin, Karen Dockrey

ADMONISH.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Conversely, all are morally required to admonish those who contravene the moral requirements of the beloved community. As King explained it, there are three kinds of love: eros, philia, and agape. Eros, according to King, is aesthetic love.

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Usage statistics about admonish

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb admonish:

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To honor the dead, to admonish the living.

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Quotes about Admonish

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Bible)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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