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admonition

An admonition is what you say or write when you admonish someone. In other words, it’s a usually gentle, but serious warning or rebuke. For example, a newspaper story about a court case might report, “The judge’s admonition to the jury to stop picking their noses in her courtroom was, to say the least, unusual, […]

admonish

To admonish someone means to give them a stern warning or reprimand. It can also mean to give solemn, friendly advice to someone. Here’s a hint: You can give your friends advice, even somewhat critical advice, but if you admonish them too often or too strongly they’re not likely to remain your friends for very […]