Definition for AD-MON'ISH

AD-MON'ISH, v.t. [L. admoneo, ad and moneo, to teach, warn, admonish; Fr. admonéter; Norm. amonester; Sp. amonestar; Port. amoestar, or admoestar; It. ammonire; G. mahnen, ermahnen; D. maanen, to dun, vermaanen, to admonish; Sw. mana, formana; Dan. maner, formaner; Sax. mænan, to mean.]

  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 Thess. iii.
  2. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise. Admonish one another in psalms and hymns. – Col. iii.
  3. To instruct or direct. Moses was admonished by God, when he was about to make the tabernacle. – Heb. viii.
  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.

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