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Definition of admonish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

admonish

verb
/ədˈmɑnɪʃ/ admonish pronunciation American
(formal)
 
1 admonish someone (for something/for doing something)+ speech to tell someone firmly that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym reproveShe was admonished for chewing gum in class.2 admonish someone (to do something) to strongly advise someone to do somethingA warning voice admonished him not to let this happen.