Legal Terminology 
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to rebuke)
a. to reprimand
El director de la escuela amonestó a los estudiantes que faltaron a clase.The headmaster of the school reprimanded the students who skipped classes.
b. to admonish
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
Varios trabajadores fueron amonestados por el jefe por llegar tarde.Several workers were admonished by the boss for being late.
2. (sports)
a. to book
Si no quieres que te amonesten en el partido, no hagas faltas.If you don't want to be booked in the match, don't commit a foul.
b. to caution
Este árbitro es conocido por amonestar a los jugadores a las primeras de cambio.This referee is known for cautioning players for the slightest thing.
3. (religious)
a. to publish the banns of
El párroco amonestó a los novios en la parroquia donde se iban a casar unos días después.The parish priest published the bans of the bride and groom in the parish where they were getting married a few days later.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (reprender)
a. to reprimand
2. (sports)
a. to caution
3. (para matrimonio)
a. to publish the banns of
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transitive verb
1 (reprender) to reprimand; (advertir) to warn; (avisar) to advise; (Dep) to caution; book; (Jur) to caution;
2 (Religión) to publish the banns of
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