Word of the Day : February 7, 2022
What It Means
Admonish means “to express warning or disapproval to (someone) especially in a gentle or earnest manner.”
// The reporter was admonished by the senator after he interrupted her a second time.
ADMONISH in Context
“This Lady Macbeth is fiercely loving and loyal, protective of her husband even (especially) in his moments of weakness, and apt to admonish him in that no-nonsense, commonsensical tone that [Frances McDormand] nails better than just about any actor.” — Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times, 24 Dec. 2021
Did You Know?
Admonish is believed to come from the Latin verb admonēre, meaning “to give a reminder or advice to” or “to caution.” The root monēre means “to warn.”