- 1admonish somebody (for something/for doing something) + speech to tell someone 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 someone to do something A warning voice admonished him not to let this happen.
NAmE//ədˈmɑnɪʃ//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they admonish
he / she / it admonishes
past simple admonished
-ing form admonishing