admonish-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Warnl counsel or caution.

I admonished him not to go too far.
I admonish you against false assumptions.
The teacher admonished her to write a good essay.

VerbNet: urge-58.1,advise-37.9-1
FrameNet: Attempt_suasion
PropBank: admonish.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Scold.

He admonished the child for his bad behavior.
She admonished her daughter for staying out too late.

VerbNet: advise-37.9-1
FrameNet: Judgment_direct_address
PropBank: admonish.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3