rebuke (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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rebuke (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, upbraid, or criticize someone, an animal, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. They won't so much as rebuke their child for his bad behavior. It looks like the United Nations is finally willing to formally rebuke the country for disobeying the international treaty. She rebuked the dog for peeing on the carpet.
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rebuke someone for something

to reprimand someone for something. There is no need to rebuke me for a simple mistake like that. Sally was rebuked for overspending her budget.
See also: for, rebuke
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He likes to scold us for not being good Muslims and rebuke us for adopting liberal thoughts from the kafir (unbelievers) West, exported to Muslim communities to distract their attention from Prophet Mohamed's teachings.
Even as they rebuke us for our refusal to concede the claims of the past, they exhibit that very ahistoricism.