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admonish (one) for

To reprimand one for a wrongdoing. Katherine admonished Theresa for arriving late to work.
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admonish someone for something

to warn or scold someone mildly for doing something. The nurse admonished the patient for not eating her dinner.
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It is the other part of your offence, therefore, upon which I intend to admonish you, I mean the violation of your chastity;--a crime, however lightly it may be treated by debauched persons, very heinous in itself, and very dreadful in its consequences.
There were, in truth, moments when he felt in his turn an impulse, that was nearly resistless, to spring forward and awake the unconscious sleepers; but a glance at Ellen would serve to recall his tottering prudence, and to admonish him of the consequences.
So we watch him and we wait for the time to admonish him.
Likewise, a good friend knows when to admonish someone and when to give a word of encouragement.
99) doesn't just admonish that rewrites are necessary: it shows how to avoid rewrites by producing an outline so detailed that it can double as a first draft.
Sluijter has analyzed aspects of Dutch art that simultaneously admonish and seduce the viewer through mythological and biblical subjects.
Establish an admonishment sanction to allow the PEEC to publicly admonish a member--when other sanctions are inappropriate--who has violated the code of professional conduct.
Effective when Council approved it, this proposal allows the professional ethics executive committee (PEEC), where warranted, to publicly admonish (censure) an AICPA member who has violated the Code of Professional Conduct where other sanctions--such as suspension of membership or the issuance of a private letter of required corrective action--are not appropriate under the circumstances.
Rather than admonish the pair, Clark told them to complete the project before he retired so he could protect the program From the bureaucrats inside the company.
The commission has the audacity and arrogance to admonish me to comply with the judicial canon of ethics" Moore said at a press conference.
Admonish him that he should not receive the sacraments until he amends his life.
We admonish the reader that the sharp appreciation in recent weeks could result in short term volatility until the first quarter is reported in the next six weeks.