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.]
(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.
(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.