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admonish (one) for (something)
To reprimand one for a wrongdoing. Katherine admonished Theresa for arriving late to work. Mom admonished me for chewing with my mouth open at the dinner table. I admonished my brother for putting the empty milk container back in the fridge.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.