- 1admonish somebody (for something/for doing something) | + speech to tell somebody firmly that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym reprove She was admonished for chewing gum in class.
- 2admonish somebody (to do something) to strongly advise somebody to do something A warning voice admonished him not to let this happen. Word Origin Middle English amonest ‘urge, exhort’, from Old French amonester, based on Latin admonere
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they admonish
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃ//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃ//he / she / it admonishes
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃɪz//past simple admonished
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃt//past participle admonished
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃt//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃt//-ing form admonishing
BrE BrE//ədˈmɒnɪʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ədˈmɑːnɪʃɪŋ//