Posted by: retarigan | March 9, 2015

Word Dictionary [090315]

Word of the day: admonish
Definition: v. reprove.
Synonyms: warn, discourage, monish
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn) (more…)
pronunciation: ədˈmɔnɪʃ

from Oxford: admonish
1 reprove.
2 (foll. by to + infin., or that + clause) urge.
3 give advice to.
4 (foll. by of) warn.
Derivatives: admonishment n. admonition n. admonitory adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF amonester ult. f. L admonere (as AD-, monere monit- warn)

from Wordnet: admonish

v 1: admonish or counsel in terms of someone’s behavior; “I warned him not to go too far”;”I warn you against false assumptions”; “She warned him to be quiet” [syn: warn, discourage, monish]
2: warn strongly; put on guard [syn: caution, monish]
3: take to task; “He admonished the child for his bad behavior” [syn: reprove]

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Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy

Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy

Birthday of the day: Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy; Hugh IV of Burgundy (March 9, 1213 – October 27, 1271) was duke of Burgundy between 1218 and 1271. Hugh was the only son of duke Odo III and Alice (or Alix) of Vergy. He was married twice, first to Yolande of Dreux, then to Beatrice of Champagne, princess of Navarre.

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