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Admonish


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.