Posted by: retarigan | March 9, 2016

Word Dictionary [090316]


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

v.tr.
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

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