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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 role of the Colonial Office and the governors during the late 1830s and early 1840s in both postulating and supporting this representation is examined, and contrasted with the later administrations and the decline in support for such a view, until by the end of the century, Hasluck contends admonishingly, the `good principle' of conferring the `blessing of the heritage of British law' had been reduced to a `folly'.
Auden has said somewhat admonishingly, poetic imagination often finds itself acting like a "midwife to society.
When a little girl is perceived to be getting out of line down here - squirming in church, punching her brother, yanking her ridiculously large hair bow off her head - it's a good bet the nearest adult will turn to her and say admonishingly, Don't act ugly.
Frequently he talks to himself, admonishingly, as if he were performing lessons in concentration and centering.
The lodge was in darkness, not a soul in sight, just my room key left admonishingly on the reception desk.