Synonyms of admonish in English:


See US English definition of admonish

See UK English definition of admonish

See Spanish definition of amonestar


1‘he was severely admonished by his father’

reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambast, berate, reproach, lecture, criticize, take to task, pull up, read the Riot Act to, give a piece of one's mind to, haul over the coals
informal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, send someone away with a flea in their ear, let someone have it, give someone hell
British informal tick off, have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, monster, give someone a mouthful, give someone what for, give someone some stick, give someone a wigging
North American informal chew out, ream out
British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking, tear someone a new arsehole, rip someone a new arsehole
North American vulgar slang tear someone a new asshole, rip someone a new asshole
dated trim, rate, give someone a rating
rare reprehend, objurgate


2‘she admonished him to drink no more than one glass of wine’

advise, recommend, urge, caution, warn, counsel, exhort, implore, beseech, entreat, encourage, bid, enjoin, adjure, push, pressure