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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADMONISH

The Sheikh is come to admonish Khalid, not to return his visit.

I would address you frankly and admonish you to go no more into such places.

Let him admonish, let him teach, let him forbid what is improper!

But does not the past admonish those of us who are Preachers and Teachers?

That means: we teach in vain, we admonish in vain; the world has no desire to be better.

To admonish is to give a friendly warning to; to give advice.

Her right to rebuke and admonish was taken as a matter of course.

We come to admonish you that it is prepared, and about to come off.

None of them but have knowledge sufficient to admonish them of what is intended.

Write to me, Monkton—exhort me, admonish me, or forsake me for ever.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester (12c.) "urge, encourage, warn," from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, remind, suggest;" also "warn, advise, urge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)).

The -d- was restored on Latin model. The ending was influenced by words in -ish (e.g. astonish, abolish). Related: Admonished; admonishing.

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