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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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Florida Bar Discipline Statistics Annual Average (FY 2008-13) Cases Opened 7,591 Disbarments 80 Suspensions 142 Felony Suspensions 21 Public Reprimands 40 Admonishments 41 Probation 40 Orders of Diversion 112
As we shall see below, in the context of personal sacred poems and secular poems of admonishment and faith youth is condemned; it is perceived as a time of silliness, as a metonymy for a superficial existence and a pursuit of vain things.
The conduct committee finally ruled: "The committee was satisfied that an admonishment of one year's duration was sufficient to maintain public confidence in the social work profession."
When dinosaurs trained, patient assessment relied on Mercury thermometers, sphygmomanometers, watches and a majority of senses (taste reserved for the Prince Henry Hospital dining room), so the admonishment to 'not rely on machines' was redundant and patronising.
Cantor was responding to President Obama's admonishment on Wednesday that "saying 'no' to everything may be good short-term politics, but it's not leadership."
In the wake of Mosley's admonishment, Ferrari must now opt whether to pursue such an avenue and cause further disruption..
His gospel portrays Peter and the other disciples in such a state of terror that Jesus greets them with both peace and admonishment: "Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?" After eating with them to emphasize his physical humanity, Jesus is compelled to open their minds to understand the scriptures, for "repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations," and they are now the bringers of the good news of God's reign (Luke 24:45-47).
An admonishment? Is it an illusion, no more than the ramblings in an idiot's dream?" That self-reflexive sense of uncertainty--that mad-crazy feeling that the putative author has somehow slapped together reality, imagination, dream and memory, then wrapped up the whole enchilada as innovative drama--throbs at the heart of this Chinese dissident's one-of-a-kind plays.
Baffour Ankomah's admonishment that if Africa engages in secret societies things will be better is fundamentally flawed.
About 30 percent were resolved through administrative punishments like transfers or letters of admonishment. More than half were dismissed.
Last week the GSCC found the social worker had breached the code of practice and said an admonishment should lie on her file for three years.
This supports Zuniga's(2004) admonishment that professionals need to meet and personally get to know families from different cultures.
However, faced with 170,000 signatures gathered by amendment supporters and an admonishment from the state's highest court to consider the measure, lawmakers reversed course January 2 and voted.
Despite the American Psychiatric Association's ethics committee's admonishment to the contrary, psychiatric emergencies should be handled in emergency departments.
Judge BEVERLY GRANT of the Pierce County Superior Court in Washington State, after receiving an admonishment from the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.