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admonishing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Admonish  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  admonishing 
  adj  :  expressing  reproof  or  reproach  especially  as  a  corrective 
  [syn:  {admonitory},  {reproachful},  {reproving}] 




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