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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Lawmaker Tynchtyk Shainazarov asked him during the meeting of the minority coalition why he did not remove ministers from their posts but only announced reprimands for insufficient work to combat corruption in the ministries.
President White told the board he had no preference in the matter, and noted with already signed orders he'll be delivering multiple reprimands for most of the meetings for his term.
Public reprimands for disciplined lawyers should, except in rare circumstances, be administered by the Bar Board of Governors.