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Synonyms for admonishædˈmɒn ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. warn, discourage, admonish, monish(verb)

    admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior

    "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

    reprove, monish, admonish, warn, deter, caution, discourage

  2. caution, admonish, monish(verb)

    warn strongly; put on guard

    reprove, monish, discourage, warn, caution, admonish

  3. admonish, reprove(verb)

    take to task

    "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

    reprove, monish, admonish, warn, caution, discourage


  1. admonish(verb)

    reprimand, chide

  2. admonish(verb)

    To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

    reprimand, chide

  3. admonish(verb)

    To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; \uE000105780\uE001 followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.

    reprimand, chide

  4. admonish(verb)

    To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

    reprimand, chide

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. admonish

    To censure is to pronounce an adverse judgment that may or may not be expressed to the person censured; to reprove is to censure authoritatively, openly, and directly to the face of the person reproved; to rebuke is to reprove with sharpness, and often with abruptness, usually in the midst of some action or course of action deemed censurable; to reprimand is to reprove officially; to blame is a familiar word signifying to pass censure upon, make answerable, as for a fault; blame and censure apply either to persons or acts; reprove and rebuke are applied chiefly, and reprimand exclusively to persons. To reproach is to censure openly and vehemently, and with intense personal feeling as of grief or anger; as, to reproach one for ingratitude; reproach knows no distinction of rank or character; a subject may reproach a king or a criminal judge. To expostulate or remonstrate with is to mingle reasoning and appeal with censure in the hope of winning one from his evil way, expostulate being the gentler, remonstrate the severer word. Admonish is the mildest of reproving words, and may even be used of giving a caution or warning where no wrong is implied, or of simply reminding of duty which might be forgotten. Censure, rebuke, and reprove apply to wrong that has been done; warn and admonish refer to anticipated error or fault. When one is admonished because of wrong already done, the view is still future, that he may not repeat or continue in the wrong. Compare CONDEMN; REPROOF.

    blame, censure, chasten, check, chide, condemn, expostulate with, find fault with, rebuke, remonstrate with, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, take to task, upbraid, warn

    abet, applaud, approve, cheer, countenance, encourage, impel, incite, instigate, urge on

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. admonish(v. a.)

    reprove (gently), censure, warn of a fault

  2. admonish(v. a.)

    advise, counsel, caution, forewarn, enjoin

  3. admonish(v. a.)

    instruct, inform, teach, apprise, acquaint, notify, make acquainted, make aware

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Translations for admonish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حذر, نصحArabic
  • поучавам, предупреждавам, съветвамBulgarian
  • warnen, ermahnenGerman
  • reprender, amonestarSpanish
  • admonester, réprimander, avertirFrench
  • चेतावनी देनाHindi
  • megdorgál, figyelmeztetHungarian
  • 警告, 注意Japanese
  • 타이르다Korean
  • moneoLatin
  • укорува, прекорува, опоменуваMacedonian
  • vermanenDutch
  • irettesette, advareNorwegian
  • advertir, prevenirPortuguese
  • предостерегать, порицать, укорять, наставлятьRussian
  • அச்சமூட்டி எச்சரிக்கைTamil
  • ikaz etmek, kulağını bükmekTurkish

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