2. To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.

Admonishing one another in psalms and hymns.
Col. iii. 16.

I warned thee, I admonished thee, foretold
The danger, and the lurking enemy.

3. To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.

Moses was admonished of God, when he was about to make the tabernacle.
Heb. viii. 5.

(Ad*mon"ish*er) n. One who admonishes.

(Ad*mon"ish*ment) n. [Cf. OF. amonestement, admonestement.] Admonition. [R.] Shak.

(Ad`mo*ni"tion) n. [OE. amonicioun, OF. amonition, F. admonition, fr. L. admonitio, fr. admonere. See Admonish.] Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.

Syn.Admonition, Reprehension, Reproof. Admonition is prospective, and relates to moral delinquencies; its object is to prevent further transgression. Reprehension and reproof are retrospective, the former being milder than the latter. A person of any age or station may be liable to reprehension in case of wrong conduct; but reproof is the act of a superior. It is authoritative fault-finding or censure addressed to children or to inferiors.

(Ad`mo*ni"tion*er) n. Admonisher. [Obs.]

(Ad*mon"i*tive) a. Admonitory. [R.] Barrow.Ad*mon"i*tive*ly, adv.

(Ad*mon"i*tor) n. [L.] Admonisher; monitor.

Conscience is at most times a very faithful and prudent admonitor.

(Ad*mon`i*to"ri*al) a. Admonitory. [R.] "An admonitorial tone." Dickens.

(Ad*mon"i*to*ry) a. [LL. admonitorius.] That conveys admonition; warning or reproving; as, an admonitory glance.Ad*mon"i*to*ri*ly, adv.

(Ad*mon"i*trix) n. [L.] A female admonitor.

(Ad*mor`ti*za"tion) n. [LL. admortizatio. Cf. Amortization.] (Law) The reducing or lands or tenements to mortmain. See Mortmain.

(Ad*move") v. t. [L. admovere. See Move.] To move or conduct to or toward. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ad*nas"cent) a. [L. adnascens, p. pr. of adnasci to be born, grow.] Growing to or on something else. "An adnascent plant." Evelyn.

(Ad"nate) a. [L. adnatus, p. p. of adnasci. See Adnascent, and cf. Agnate.]

1. (Physiol.) Grown to congenitally.

2. (Bot.) Growing together; — said only of organic cohesion of unlike parts.

An anther is adnate when fixed by its whole length to the filament.

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