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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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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.
Buried in an eight-page decision was a surprise admonishment of BMW Oracle Racing's backing yacht club, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club.
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.
also offers a glimpse into Lee's personality through chosen quotes, such as Lee's admonishment to a young man who thought his time in the army was wasted: "However long you live and whatever you accomplish, you will find that the time you spent in the Confederate army was the most profitably spent portion of your life.
If I were seen to be submitting fraudulent claims during the course of my employment I would be shown the exit door, not moved sideways with a slight admonishment.
A lively question-and-answer format offers the familiar format of Miss Manners' own columns and allows her sense of gentle admonishment and fun to shine while surveying the latest etiquette challenges.
Many of these studies end with an admonishment to librarians that they must take the initiative to seek out collaboration opportunities throughout the campus community.
If you think this is starting to sound like the oft-repeated admonishment that higher education needs to run its operations more like Fortune 500 companies, you may be right.
He would do well to heed his own admonishment to SJR--"check your facts.
The quotation is actually a literal translation of "Tuecele el cuello al cisne," the title and first verse of a poem by the Mexican writer Enrique Gonzalez Martinez, and it is more than simply an admonishment to avoid "lyrical flourishes.
All sanctions currently imposed by the PEEC that result in admonishment, suspension or expulsion are published in The CPA Letter, on the AICPA Web site (www.
Establish an admonishment sanction to allow the PEEC to publicly admonish a member--when other sanctions are inappropriate--who has violated the code of professional conduct.