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…)
from Oxford: admonish
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]
Quote of the day: Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages. by Irene Peter
Birthday of the day: Shimazu Yoshihisa; Shimazu Yoshihisa (島津義久, February 9, 1533 – March 5, 1611) was a daimyo of Satsuma Province and the eldest son of Shimazu Takahisa. His mother was a daughter of Nyurai’in Shigesato (入来院重聡), Yukimado (雪窓). Shimazu Yoshihiro and Shimazu Toshihisa are his brothers.
Joke of the day: So Bill Gates and the chairman of GM are arguing over which company is better. Bill Gates boast, ‘ If cars grew in technology as fast as computers did, we would be driving v-32 instead of v-8, our cars would get 5000 miles to the gallon, the top speed would be mach seven. Anyway the sticker price for a car would be 50 dollars.’ And which the GM replies, ‘ Sure, but would you really want a car that crashes 4 times a day!’