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reprimand (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 reprimand their child for his bad behavior. It looks like the United Nations is finally willing to formally reprimand the country for disobeying the international treaty. She reprimanded the dog for peeing on the carpet.
See also: for, reprimand
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reprimand someone for something

to scold someone for something; to admonish someone for something. There is no need to reprimand me for a simple accident! Mary was reprimanded for being late.
See also: for, reprimand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As part of the reprimand, Jalisi is ordered to attend anger management classes and is prohibited from hiring staff until he completes the class.
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In eight cases they were fined e1/4300, one was fined e1/4200, four were fined e1/4100, two e1/450 and one was issued a written reprimand.