Admonish and Tell


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Admonish verb – To give advice to.
Usage example: my physician is always admonishing me to eat more healthy foods

Tell and admonish are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Admonish".
Nearby Words: admonition, admonishment, admonishing
Synonyms for Admonish


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Admonish and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Admonish" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

character admonish character tell character
children admonish children tell children
audience admonish audience tell audience
time admonish time tell time
Other nouns: way, nothing.

Both words in one sentence

  • You can tell him he's in league with Hyde, causing the inspector to admonish Jekyll for lying.
  • Web Video / Retsupurae They both admonish him and tell him that they'll look away this time... note It was actually a strangely-placed edit.
  • Series / Leave It to Beaver When his parents admonish him that that was the worst thing he could have done, he responds that they didn't tell him anything, and they realize that keeping him in the dark was not a good idea.
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