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To Admo'nish. v.a. [admoneo, Lat.]

To warn of a fault; to reprove gently; to counsel against wrong practices; to put in mind of a fault or a duty; with the particle of, or against, which is more rare, or the infinitive mood of a verb.

One of his cardinals, who better knew the intrigues of affairs, admonished him against that unskilful piece of ingenuity. Decay of Piety.

                He of their wicked ways
Shall them admonish, and before them set
The paths of righteousness.
Milt. Par. Lost, b. xi.

But when he was admonished by his subject to descend, he came down, gently circling in the air, and singing, to the ground. Dryden's Dedication of Virgil's Past.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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