Word of the day

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admonish (verb) – 1. (a) To counsel (another) against something to be avoided or warn (that something is dangerous).
(b) To urge or exhort (someone to do something).
(c) To remind (someone) of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.

  1. To reprove gently but earnestly

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : We won’t admonish you if you don’t know the origins of today’s word?its current meanings have strayed slightly from its history. Admonish was borrowed in the 14th century (via Anglo-French amonester) from Vulgar Latin admonest?re, which itself is probably a derivative of admonestus, the past participle of the Latin verb admon?re, meaning “to warn.” Admon?re, in turn, was formed by the combination of the prefix ad- and mon?re, “to warn.” Other descendants of mon?re in English include monitor, monitory (“giving a warning”), premonition, and an archaic synonym of admonish, monish. Incidentally, admonish has a number of other synonyms as well, including reprove, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, and chide.

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