The verb reprimand means to speak angrily or seriously to someone for doing something wrong.

Synonyms are oral punishment, admonition, rebuke, or censure.

The word origins from French (16th century) réprimande and Middle French reprimende meaning “reproof”. It also sources from Latin reprimenda meaning “that is to be repressed”, figuratively “check, confine, restrain, refrain”. It comes from re– meaning “back” plus premere meaning “to press, hold fast, cover, crowd, compress”.

The court reprimanded him for neglecting his duty.

The only reason why he came is to reprimand his daughter.

Corrupt members of the senate were publicly reprimanded by the president.