admonish VERB 1) reprimand firmly. 2) earnestly urge or warn.
DERIVATIVES admonishment noun admonition noun admonitory adjective.
ORIGIN Latin admonere 'urge by warning' .

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  • Admonitory — Ad*mon i*to*ry, a. [LL. admonitorius.] That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance. {Ad*mon i*to*ri*ly},, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • admonitory — index hortative, informatory, remonstrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • admonitory — (adj.) 1590s, from L.L. admonitorius, from L. admonitus, pp. of admonere (see ADMONISH (Cf. admonish)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • admonitory — [ad män′i tôr΄ē, əd män′i tôr΄ē] adj. admonishing; warning …   English World dictionary

  • admonitory — admonitorily, adv. /ad mon i tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. tending or serving to admonish; warning: an admonitory gesture. [1585 95; < ML admonitorius. See AD , MONITORY] * * * …   Universalium

  • admonitory — adjective Of or pertaining to an admonition The schoolboy left an admonitory message on the bathroom wall …   Wiktionary

  • admonitory — /ədˈmɒnətri/ (say uhd monuhtree) adjective tending or serving to admonish: an admonitory gesture …  

  • admonitory — adjective Date: 1594 expressing admonition ; warning • admonitorily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • admonitory — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Giving warning: admonishing, cautionary, monitory, warning. See WARN …   English dictionary for students

  • admonitory — ad mon·i·to·ry || ɪtÉ™rɪ adj. warning; tending to reprove …   English contemporary dictionary

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