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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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The spiritual director is not a counsellor, therapist, confessor, teacher, mediator or admonisher.
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He sent him among His creation as a warner/and with the book as an admonisher and a bringer of good news
Through his expert discussion of their writings, Kershaw explores the growing roles of these advisers and admonishers of the often-quarrelsome kings.
Blake's passage in Milton is anticipated in The Song of Los (6:19-22, E 68), where the "privy admonishers of men / Call for fires in the City [of London]," creating "heaps of smoking ruins / In the night of prosperity & wantonness.
bar]n) who, according to Michael Dols, "were often unofficial preachers or free-wheeling admonishers of the people, reminiscent of the Old Testament prophets.
The inconsistencies here discredit the admonishers.
Governments and people should respect learning and the learned, who function as advisors and admonishers to government.