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scold /skəʊld $ skoʊld/ verb [transitive]
to angrily criticize someone, especially a child, about something they have done SYN tell off
Do not scold the puppy, but simply and firmly say ‘no’.
scold somebody for (doing) something
Her father scolded her for upsetting her mother.
In everyday English, people usually say tell someone off rather than scold someone:
She told us off for making a mess.
tell somebody ↔ off phrasal verb if someone in authority tells you off, they speak to you angrily about something wrong that you have done
be/get told off Shelley was one of those kids who was always getting told off at school.
tell somebody off for doing something My dad told me off for swearing.
re‧buke /rɪˈbjuːk/ ●○○ verb [transitive]
formal to speak to someone severely about something they have done wrong SYN reprimand
rebuke somebody for doing something
Members of the jury were sharply rebuked for speaking to the press.
blame1 /bleɪm/ ●●● S2 W3 verb [transitive] 1 to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad
Don’t blame me – it’s not my fault.
I blame his mother. She does everything for him.
blame somebody/something for something
Marie still blames herself for Patrick’s death.
The report blames poor safety standards for the accident.
The decision to increase interest rates was widely blamed (=blamed by many people) for the crisis.
blame something on somebody/something
One of the computers is broken and she’s blaming it on me.
The crash was blamed on pilot error.
if your child did bad things, which verbs would you use: "scold", "rebuke", "tell off" or "if your child did bad things, which verbs would you use: "scold", "rebuke", "tell off" or "blame"?"?