1. [ verb ] admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
Synonyms: warn discourage monish

"I warned him not to go too far" "I warn you against false assumptions" "She warned him to be quiet"

Related terms: advise warn admonition
2. [ verb ] warn strongly; put on guard
Synonyms: caution monish
Related terms: warn admonition caution
3. [ verb ] take to task
Synonyms: reprove

"He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

Related terms: criticize rebuker admonition
Similar spelling:   admonisher