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Definition 1: take to task - [verb of communication]

Samples where admonish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He admonished the child for his bad behavior

Synonyms for admonish in the sense of this definition

(admonish is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Definition 2: warn strongly; put on guard - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for admonish in the sense of this definition

(admonish is a kind of ...) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

"The director warned him that he might be fired" "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

Definition 3: advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior - [verb of communication]

Samples where admonish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for admonish in the sense of this definition

(admonish is a kind of ...) give advice to

"The teacher counsels troubled students" "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

(admonish has a similar meaning as ...) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

"The director warned him that he might be fired" "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

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