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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: admonester, from Latin admonere 'to warn', from ad- 'to' + monere 'to warn'

admonish

verb
     
ad‧mon‧ish [transitive]
formal to tell someone severely that they have done something wrong
admonish somebody for (doing) something
The witness was admonished for failing to answer the question.
admonishment noun [countable]

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