scold (one) for (something)

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scold (one) for (something)

To rebuke, upbraid, or criticize one for some failure, error, mistake, or wrongdoing they have committed. The manager scolded him in front of entire team for being late again. He scolded his daughter for drawing all over the walls with her crayons. I had better go study. I don't need my parents scolding me for another low test score.
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scold someone for something

to rebuke or chastise someone for doing something. The manager scolded the worker for misplacing the door key. The teacher scolded all the students for their bad behavior.
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He scolds us for not studying famine in tandem with other kinds of man-made atrocity as often or as closely as we should and he reminds us to, once and for all, put away the convenient Malthusian paradigm (which posits that there will be a forced return to subsistence-level conditions once population growth has outpaced agricultural production) which is 'comprehensively refuted yet tirelessly comes back to haunt us.'
On another subject,Penny Lord,of Noctorum, scolds us for using a picture of actor James Nesbitt, smoking a cigarette: ``Whose idea was this?'' she demands.
She scolds us for keeping the canary in her cage and for throwing the black blanket over me to make me believe it is night and I should sleep.