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Jun 28, 2012
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Words with variant spellings

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durance
suasion
versal
monish
complice

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with Anu Garg

monish

PRONUNCIATION:
(MON-ish)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To warn; to admonish.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French amonester (to warn, to urge), from Latin monere (to warn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (to think) which is the source of mind, mnemonic, mosaic, music, mentor, money, mandarin, and Sanskrit mantra. Earliest documented use: before 1382.

USAGE:
"I believe that I have monished him with his greatest fears." Dan Clore; The Unspeakable and Others; Wildside Press; 2001.

See more usage examples of monish in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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