Synonyms of read someone the riot act in English:

read someone the riot act

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1‘they read me the riot act on fighting and grounded me’

reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, give a piece of one's mind to, haul over the coals
informal tell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking
British informal have a go at, carpet, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, let someone have it
North American informal chew out, ream out
British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking