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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.
The band's anthemic, high-energy paeans to youth and individuality - which bear a trace of parody - were interspersed with sermons from the bearded frontman admonishing his young charges to enjoy every minute of their lives.
The new ad campaign, created by Trumpet, national agency for The OATH's parent company, Venture Health Partnership Group (VHPG), consists of a series of humorous 30-second spots that highlight everyday people going to extraordinary lengths to protect themselves from injury or illness: a man suits up in bubble wrap on his way to work, another dad flips burgers with a six-foot spatula while admonishing his son about any swinging on a backyard swing, a young couple makes do with an imagined kiss to avoid any germs.
Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, recently tackled terrorism with a ``sense of Congress'' bill admonishing the Iranian government to not persecute its minorities or consort with terrorists.
The radio spot concludes with Rick admonishing listeners to compare digital services before they purchase and posing the rhetorical question, "After all, why have a digital phone if you can't take it with you?
Neither Royce nor McCain expects to force colleagues to undertake a no-pork diet with admonishing speeches.
In the middle of the negotiations, the FTC issued a press release admonishing Rite Aid for not having divested two stores obtained in Maine from the Brooks Drug acquisition.
At the point in the tale where a group of young co-eds is seen standing topless around a shower area, a woman interrupts Green, admonishing him that ``girls just don't stand around topless.