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Definition of admonish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they admonish
    he / she / it admonishes
    past simple admonished
    -ing form admonishing
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  1. 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.
  2. 2admonish somebody (to do something) to strongly advise someone to do something A warning voice admonished him not to let this happen.
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