admonish (one) for (something)

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admonish (one) for (something)

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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'He cannot purport to give us advice or to admonish us for what he thinks we are doing or we are not doing.
Wilson's novel, Anthill, in this issue), has been known to admonish us for publishing articles that try to convince our readers rather than inform them.