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 ?
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.
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.
Which brought an admonishment from David Proud, of Holme Valley News that has shops at Honley and Netherton, regarding my reference to perusing the paper online.
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.
An admonishment for minor misconduct is the lowest form of discipline.
The admonishment, which was issued October 4, was meant as a warning to Tabor that if he continued to perform only traditional weddings, he could be charged with discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.
Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE: MFG) of Japan has declined an award it was due to receive, following the Financial Services Agency's admonishment of the bank for lending money to the 'yakuza' or gangster clans.
Dan Pagis made a distinction within this genre between two contrasting conceptual positions that give rise to two groups of poems, "dark poems of fate" that speak about man's futile existence and make no mention of consoling ideas such as an afterlife and the soul's immortality, and "poems of admonishment and faith," that also proclaim the vanity of human existence but also raise the possibility of escape, by adhering to the path of morality and faith, that holds out the promise of everlasting life for the soul (233).
Referring to Pawar's admonishment of NCP MLA Bhaskar Jadhav for extravagant weddings of his son and daughter, Lok Sabha MP Raju Shetti said: " He is not the all- knowing king, but he is the king of thieves.
LIVERPOOL striker Luis Suarez's diving admission brought swift admonishment from manager Brendan Rodgers, who described the comments as "unacceptable".
A SOCIAL worker has been removed from the register and another employee given a six-month admonishment.
Now the General Social Care Council has found her guilty of misconduct and given her a one-year admonishment.