admonish (one) for

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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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Anderson was having a ball and admonished us for our particularly enthusiastic response to Thick As A Brick - 'Don't get carried away or it'll be an early bed for you, and at your age you'll probably need it.
Sachs harshly but correctly admonished us for our part in such horrors as unnecessary, hegemonic, and soluble, Amen.