reprimand (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

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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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"I'll wager I know what you were reprimanded for," Ernest said.
Summary: Dubai [UAE], June 15 (ANI): West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has been reprimanded for showing dissent to an umpire's decision and has received one demerit point for breaching Level One of the ICC Code of Conduct.
A CORONER has been reprimanded for behaving in an "intimidating manner" to staff.
A referee is recommending that a Milwaukee attorney be privately reprimanded for a third time instead of being publicly reprimanded.
Summary: Paceman Kaul reprimanded for aggressive conduct
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov vowed to sack ministers, who were reprimanded for poor anti-corruption fight, if they won't improve their jobs.
Bantay Dagat (sea watch) volunteers in Silay City, Negros Occidental, were reprimanded for marking the carapace of a sea turtle with paint instead of tagging the animal.
In one instance a driver was reprimanded for using a neon sign with the word TAKSI instead of TAXI.
Dubai: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during a One-day International in Sharjah.
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 at a Holmfirth school has been reprimanded for revealing confidential information.
The bank was reprimanded for insider trading, fraud and misleading investigators at the bank's branch in Geneva in 2007.
Brown was fined pounds 1,000 and reprimanded for staying out and arriving late for a physiotherapist appointment.
To see fellow attorneys come before a room filled with their peers and be reprimanded for conduct unbecoming an attorney at law is something that every member of the Bar should probably see at some point in their legal career," Wax said.