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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.
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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.
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Relying on the reprimand as a reason for refusing to employ her seriously violated her human rights, he added.
Dubai [UAE], Aug 29 ( ANI ): West Indies skipper Jason Holder has received an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day of the second Test against England at the Headingley Carnegie here last evening.
The rulers will not refrain from hampering and influencing JIT process despite SC severe reprimand.
FINMA did, however, send the bank a written reprimand for shortcomings in its money-laundering processes.
It had said it was the court's duty to protect the institutional integrity of Indian Army and not permit a officers found guilty of illegally selling non- service weapons to arms dealers and civilians to get away with lenient sentences like fines or reprimand.
Summary: Mayor Bilal Hamad said Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk's reprimand against him following an investigation into the deaths of two firefighters was "illegal," shifting blame on the office of the governor instead.
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which is responsible for investigating judicial misconduct, issued the reprimand this month to District Judge Carter Tinsley Schildknecht of Dawson County.
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.
The club has been fined 100,000 Swiss francs and issued with a reprimand, while the player has been sanctioned with a reprimand," said FIFA's statement.
Kiwi paceman Milne received an official reprimand for violating the game's code of conduct, the ICC said.
I am so happy that the reprimand did not negatively affect my future.
The Washington Post reported recently that in January, military officials "quietly" issued a reprimand to retired Lt.
The court accepted the recommendation of a public reprimand, noting that corresponded with the sanctions given previously to judges with isolated incidents of DUI.
8(e) of the royal charter byelaws and regulations, the committee invited Smith to consent to the imposition of the sanction of a reprimand by way of consent order without further proceedings, to which he agreed.
The press service of the Ministry of Education and Science told ArmInfo that Ghukasyan has got the second severe reprimand