Ad*mon"ish (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Admonished (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Admonishing.] [OE. amonesten, OF. amonester, F. admonester, fr. a supposed LL. admonesstrare, fr. L. admonere to remind, warn; ad + monere to warn. See Monition.]

1.

To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

"Admonish him as a brother."

2 Thess. iii. 15.

2.

To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.

Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns. Col. iii. 16.

I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold The danger, and the lurking enemy. Milton.

3.

To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. Heb. viii. 5.

 

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