Definition: to gently scold or criticize
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): reprimand, chide
Antonym(s): praise, compliment
1. When my son misbehaves, I usually admonish him with a gentle scolding.
2. Before issuing a mild sanction, the United Nations will admonish the country’s leadership.
3. As a manager, Frank occasionally has to admonish employees who have poor work habits.