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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 admonished officials include Sadaji Iwasaki, director general of the Civil Aviation Bureau at the transport ministry, and a senior official in charge of Haneda airport operations.
Mark Twain once admonished, "The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future.
productivity performance, his critics calmly admonished that while historically productivity growth can jump temporarily, the long-term rate is unlikely to veer from the historic norm.
The Court admonished governments for exaggerating the difficulty of defining who is a Metis.
Earlier,he had been admonished after being found guilty of a breach of the peace during his trial at Dingwall Sheriff Court.
You will have admonished them, encouraged them with the severance package, and admonished them again to bring forth solid data devoid of politics, guile, and more politics.
Jesus admonished us to recognize the signs of the times.
A former head of the Cabinet Office's Okinawa general office and 16 other officials were admonished Monday over the misuse of public money involving bogus claims for business trips, Cabinet Office officials said.
One questions Alexander's regard for the reader when, in one of the "Kupenda" poems, a speaker's daughter is admonished to outface her teacher, who asks why she is self-absorbed, "always/iiiiiiiiiii or memememememe.
They referenced an earlier Appeals Court decision which admonished Judge Jackson for remarks made in public in another proceeding.
A TEACHER found guilty of assault for spanking his child today walked free from court after being admonished and discharged.
Some of the shared attributes were learned through their required study of the Bible: they were taught they were the inferior sex; they were admonished to obey their parents, and when married, they were to acknowledge their husbands as heads of their households; if unlucky in the selection of their mates, they were generally instructed to suffer abusive spousal behavior in silence.
You don't take down, it can never be replaced," he admonished.
Today he is remembered chiefly as a reticent survivor who admonished younger legislators, "in this House, the people who get along the best, go along the most.