The definition of admonish means to let someone know that you are not happy with his or her actions or to scold a person.(verb)
To reprimand a child who is behaving badly is an example of admonish.
See admonish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME amonesten < OFr amonester < ML *admonestare, ult. < L admonere < ad-, to + monere, to warn
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transitive verb ad·mon·ished, ad·mon·ish·ing, ad·mon·ish·es
Origin: Middle English amonishen, admonishen
Origin: , alteration of amonesten
Origin: , from Old French amonester, admonester
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *admonestāre
Origin: , from Latin admonēre
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + monēre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
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