To criticize for a fault or an offense
Words expressive of strong disapproval
Did the policeman reprimand the old man?
Emily would reprimand him, "No brother of mine will act like a savage."
So the only reason you're here now is to reprimand me.
The prince publicly reprimand a few of the Saudi staff to ensure the message gets across to them all.
This wasn't his friend and he wasn't going to defend or reprimand him.