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Definition of Admonish

Admonish

  1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
  2. To counsel against wrong practices; to cation 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.

Admonish Quotations

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

We call ourselves public servants but I'll tell you this: we as public servants must set an example for the rest of the nation. It is hypocritical for the public official to admonish and exhort the people to uphold the common good.
Barbara Jordan

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
Publilius Syrus

If some of us can get an Oscar for extolling that it's hard out there for a pimp, why can't others of us admonish: 'Then quit acting like a pimp'?
John Ridley

I'm not exactly watching my back. Most people, there's a twinkle when they admonish me. And I've watched a lot of footage on YouTube of people's reactions to watching me.
David Bradley
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Admonish Translations

admonish in Dutch is vermanen, aanmanen, manen, aansporen
admonish in Finnish is kehottaa
admonish in French is admonestez, exhorter, admonestent, sommer
admonish in German is ermahnen, warnen, ermahnen
admonish in Italian is esortare, diffidare
admonish in Latin is moneo, praedico, admoneo
admonish in Spanish is exhortar, requerir, advertir
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