To scold or strongly warn someone for doing something wrong
Shimona was admonished by her teacher for cheating in her final exams.
The driver was admonished by the policeman for being drunk while driving.
The Manager admonished the senior executive for being rude with the client in the meeting.
Mary was admonished by her mother after being caught having alcohol, as she is just fourteen.
The bouncer admonished the girls for their misbehavior at the discotheque.
The police officer not only admonished Sam for his reckless driving, but also took away his driving license.
The Manager decided to quietly admonish the new joinee in private, rather than issue an official warning for arriving late on his first day.
“Shawn, I admonished you about eating the food from the trashcan!” yelled Shawn’s mom. “I’m so sorry Mommy,” said Shawn.
For so many years, the lighthouse has been admonishing seamen of the approaching danger.
Some hasty decisions taken in life can have an admonishing effect on your future.