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admonish (v.)

mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester "urge, encourage, warn" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, remind (of a debt);" also "warn, advise, urge," from ad "to," here probably with frequentative force (see ad-) + monere "to admonish, warn, advise," from PIE *moneie- "to make think of, remind," suffixed (causative) form of root *men- (1) "to think."

The -d- was restored on Latin model in English as in French (Modern French admonester). The ending was influenced by words in -ish (such as astonish, abolish). Related: Admonished; admonishing. Latin also had commonere "to remind," promonere "to warn openly," submonere "to advise privately" (source of summon).

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Definitions of admonish from WordNet

admonish (v.)
advise or counsel in terms of someone's behavior;
Synonyms: warn / discourage / monish
admonish (v.)
warn strongly; put on guard;
Synonyms: caution / monish
admonish (v.)
take to task;
He admonished the child for his bad behavior
Synonyms: reprove / reproof
From wordnet.princeton.edu