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Word: Admonish

Admonish (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

Though the Guardian, like most professional media outlets, did not circulate the Christchurch shooter’s video or screed, readers wrote to me to admonish the paper for continuing to refer to the accused shooter by name. 

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cheung appealed to parents and teachers to admonish youngsters and tell them to refrain from “illegal or violent acts” and avoid getting injured or arrested, something that would “end up destroying [their] future”.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Warn or reprimand someone firmly


Reprimand, Rebuke, Scold, Reprove, Chide, Censure, Castigate, Lambaste, Berate, Reproach, Criticize


Praise, Complement, Flatter, Laud, Applaud, Approve, Commend, Extol

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Admonish” rhymes with the word “Punish“. Imagine someone warning you that she would punish you. Thus, that person is admonishing you.

Credits: giphy.com

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