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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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Furthermore, it can be seen that all of the significant correlations were positive for Leadership, Helping/Friendly, Understanding, and Student Responsibility/Freedom Behaviors and were negative with Uncertain, Dissatisfied, Admonishing, and Strict behaviors.