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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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You gotta be Carmen now and then," admonishes Sara de Luis, herself a fantastic performer of Spanish and flamenco dance.
MacKinnon also admonishes the Foundation on Economic Trends for not presenting its arguments to NIH at the time the agency invited public comment on the deliberate-release experiments.
Using his observations of ants on his father's farm in Nigeria as background, Eleyinafe, a minister, begins by reminding the reader of the scriptural origin of the title from Proverbs 6:6: "Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise." In each chapter he describes a trait of the ant and admonishes us to imitate that trait in our relationships with one another and most importantly in our relationship with God.
When her husband's attorney admonishes her for overdrawing Jean's frozen assets, she tells him not to worry, she'll speak to Jean and he'll make it all right.
"You don't stretch to be a dancer," she admonishes. "You stretch to be able to dance better.
(The show itself suffered, though, from its reliance on reproductions, textual material, and long exegeses rather than visual material.) A 1944 Texaco ad shown here sums up what Kasher, the founders of the Holocaust Museum, and others today fear: a young girl reading a magazine calls out "Mommy, who was Hitler?" "Too many children know" who Hitler was, the fine print admonishes; "our job" is to create a new world and erase any memory of past atrocities.