Admonish: To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness, to reprove without harshness.
Admonish can also mean: To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise. To instruct or direct.
The English word derives from the French admonester, which came from two Latin words. Ad means: to, toward, or next to. Monere, means: to advise, to remind, or to warn.
“Admonish your friends privately. Praise them openly.”
– Publius Syrus
Don’t bother admonishing your dog, though.