admonishment


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ad·mon·ish

 (ăd-mŏn′ĭsh)
tr.v. ad·mon·ished, ad·mon·ish·ing, ad·mon·ish·es
1.
a. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous): "[Another competitor in the race] admonished him on the dangers of going out too fast" (Neal Bascomb)."Magazine articles ... admonished that women's financial independence was driving a wedge between husband and wife" (Lillian Faderman).
b. To urge or exhort (someone to do something): "Writers like Emerson and Thoreau ... admonished us to develop ourselves according to nature" (E.D. Hirsch).
c. To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
2. To reprove gently but earnestly: "Lincoln pursued his interests in defiance of established norms. Far from being praised, he was consistently admonished" (Joshua Wolf Shenk).

[Middle English amonishen, admonishen, alteration of amonesten, from Old French amonester, admonester, from Vulgar Latin *admonestāre, from Latin admonēre : ad-, ad- + monēre, to warn; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

ad·mon′ish·er n.
ad·mon′ish·ing·ly adv.
ad·mon′ish·ment n.
Synonyms: admonish, reprove, rebuke, reprimand, reproach
These verbs mean to correct or caution critically. Admonish implies the giving of advice or a warning in order to rectify or avoid something: "A gallows erected on an eminence admonished the offenders of the fate that awaited them" (William Hickling Prescott).
Reprove usually suggests a measured disapproval ranging from mild to emphatic: With a stern look, the teacher reproved the child for whispering in class.
Rebuke and reprimand both refer to sharp, often angry criticism from a higher authority: "Some of the most heated criticism ... has come from the Justice Department, which rarely rebukes other agencies in public" (Howard Kurtz)."A [university] committee ... asked its president to reprimand a scientist who tested gene-altered bacteria on trees" (New York Times).
Reproach refers to criticism, sometimes from oneself, arising from a sense of personal disappointment or moral disapproval: "He bitterly regretted his foolishness, and reproached himself for weakness of will" (J.R.R. Tolkien)."She never reproached him for his bullying manners at parties" (Louis Auchincloss).

admonishment

(ədˈmɒnɪʃmənt)
n
formal another word for admonition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.admonishment - a firm rebukeadmonishment - a firm rebuke        
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

admonishment

noun
1. Words expressive of strong disapproval:
Slang: rap.
2. Advice to beware, as of a person or thing:
Translations

admonishment

[ədˈmɒnɪʃmənt] nréprimande f

admonishment

, admonition
n (form)
(= rebuke)Verweis m, → Tadel m
no pl (= reproachfulness)Vorwurf m
(= warning)Ermahnung f
References in classic literature ?
His mother represented power; and as he grew older he felt this power in the sharper admonishment of her paw; while the reproving nudge of her nose gave place to the slash of her fangs.
Great things, and full of wonder in our eares, Farr differing from this World, thou hast reveal'd Divine Interpreter, by favour sent Down from the Empyrean to forewarne Us timely of what might else have bin our loss, Unknown, which human knowledg could not reach: For which to the infinitly Good we owe Immortal thanks, and his admonishment Receave with solemne purpose to observe Immutably his sovran will, the end Of what we are.
The grievance administrator introduced into evidence a 2014 admonishment of Kuhne for the purpose of showing aggravating factors.
In the statement which she personally signed, Iyabo charged the Nigerian government to avail itself of the advice and admonishment of 'one of the most brilliant leaders to ever emerge in modern Africa' than resurrecting unconnected issues.
He said: "For 2,500 Ulster Bank customers who were told that money was wrongly taken off them, 2,500 of them, some of them who will have to wait eight months, and the minister thinks that is an appropriate admonishment for the banks.
Last month, Guterres questioned Trump's decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate change accord in a rare public admonishment.
It was Bruce Oxenford who officially warned him twice in the same over - leaving him one more admonishment from being excluded from the attack for the remainder of a Pakistan innings which reached 257 for three by stumps at Edgbaston.
So when the choice or the admonishment can be communicated from a place of love and concern, it should be, even if it makes one or both parties uncomfortable.
It's one thing to say that such is needed; but Britton goes beyond admonishment to consider the specifics of what constitutes good or bad design solutions, showing how to apply engineering-style design analysis to plan for superior results.
Anyone contacting the Care Council about Mrs Al-Mufti's registration during that time will be told she has an admonishment.
I read the opinion of the Mail's Andy Richards and his admonishment of West Midlands Police for lack of progress in its half-hearted approach to fully investigating new, and what's left of old, evidence.
As it has been doing, the FCC issued an admonishment to the station and did not include a monetary penalty.