Another word for admonish
admonish reprove rebuke reprimand reproachSearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to correct or caution critically. Admonish implies the giving of advice or a warning in order to rectify or avoid something: “A gallows erected on an eminence admonished the offenders of the fate that awaited them” (William Hickling Prescott). Reprove usually suggests gentle criticism and constructive intent: With a quick look, the teacher reproved the child for whispering in class. Rebuke and reprimand both refer to sharp, often angry criticism: “Some of the most heated criticism . . . has come from the Justice Department, which rarely rebukes other agencies in public” (Howard Kurtz). “A committee at [the university] asked its president to reprimand a scientist who tested gene-altered bacteria on trees” (New York Times). Reproach usually refers to regretful or unhappy criticism arising from a sense of disappointment: “Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach” (Samuel Johnson).
Another word for admonishverb
To criticize for a fault or an offense:call down, castigate, chastise, chide, dress down, rap1, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, tax, upbraid. (Informal) bawl out, lambaste. (Slang) chew out. Idioms: bring (or call) (or take) to task, call on the carpet, haul (or rake) over the coals, let someone have it. See attack, praise
To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk:alarm, alert, caution, forewarn, warn. See warn