1. warn, discourage, admonish, monish, rede, advise, counsel

usage: admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"

2. caution, admonish, monish, warn

usage: warn strongly; put on guard

3. admonish, reprove, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"


1. admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reproving, unfavorable (vs. favorable), unfavourable

usage: expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

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