ADMON'ISH, verb transitive [Latin admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish ]
1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness.
Count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 2 Thessalonians 3:15.
2. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise.
Admonish one another in psalms and hymns. Colossians 3:16.
3. To instruct or direct.
Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. Hebrews 8:5.
4. In ecclesiastical affairs, to reprove a member of the church for a fault, either publicly or privately; the first step of church discipline. It is followed by of, or against; as, to admonish of a fault committed, or against committing a fault. It has a like use in colleges.