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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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A separate statistic from the Office of the Bar Confidant (OBC) showed that 83 lawyers have been sanctioned through disbarment, suspension from practice of law, suspension from notarial practice or both, fined, reprimanded and admonished.
The OLR in November asked the referee in the case, Kim Peterson, to find Burton in default, adopt the allegations in the complaint and recommend that Burton be publicly reprimanded.
The slap on the wrist followed heated debates from both sides of the political divide, which wanted Kennedy either reprimanded or suspended, if he showed remorse or not.
Sunrisers pacer Siddharth Kaul has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
"Our Cabinets keeps track of each minister, what work they have done, why they were reprimanded. They will be fired if no results will be shown," Isakov said.
Out of the 120 cases decided, 99 were dismissed, eight admonished, benefits of two judges were forfeited, one was dismissed from the service, 10 were reprimanded and three were suspended.
The watchdog, FINMA, officially reprimanded Credit Suisse after the firm drew criticism from various quarters for its involvement with the Malaysian fund.
On December 15, 2015, the NANB Discipline Committee reprimanded registrant number 027243, for professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming a member as demonstrated by a breach of patient confidentiality and failing to protect the patient's right to privacy.
In one instance a driver was reprimanded for using a neon sign with the word TAKSI instead of TAXI.
A circuit judge arrested for drunken driving last year will be publicly reprimanded by the Supreme Court.
However, Hraparak newspaper says that Ghukasyan was reprimanded for his reluctance to approve the doctorate thesis of
Summary: Seven Navy SEALs have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material.
A TEACHER who regulates the profession has been reprimanded following a disciplinary hearing.
A TEACHER who worked on his own projects during school hours and on school equipment was reprimanded by education bosses.
A TEACHER at a Holmfirth school has been reprimanded for revealing confidential information.