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rebuke


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rebuke  \Re*buke"\,  n. 
  1.  A  direct  and  pointed  reproof;  a  reprimand;  also 
  chastisement;  punishment. 
 
  For  thy  sake  I  have  suffered  rebuke.  --Jer.  xv  15. 
 
  Why  bear  you  these  rebukes  and  answer  not?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Check;  rebuff.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {To  be  without  rebuke},  to  live  without  giving  cause  of 
  reproof  or  censure;  to  be  blameless. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rebuke  \Re*buke"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rebuked};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Rebuking}.]  [OF.  rebouquier  to  dull,  blunt,  F.  reboucher; 
  perhaps  fr  pref.  re-  re-  +  bouche  mouth,  OF  also  bouque,  L. 
  bucca  cheek;  if  so  the  original  sense  was  to  stop  the  mouth 
  of  hence  to  stop,  obstruct.] 
  To  check,  silence,  or  put  down  with  reproof;  to  restrain  by 
  expression  of  disapprobation;  to  reprehend  sharply  and 
  summarily;  to  chide;  to  reprove;  to  admonish. 
 
  The  proud  he  tamed,  the  penitent  he  cheered,  Nor  to 
  rebuke  the  rich  offender  feared.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  reprove;  chide;  check;  chasten;  restrain;  silence. 
  See  {Reprove}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rebuke 
  n  :  an  expression  of  criticism  and  censure;  "he  had  to  take  the 
  rebuke  with  a  smile  on  his  face"  [syn:  {reproof},  {reproval}, 
  {reprehension},  {reprimand}] 
  v  :  censure  severely  or  angrily;  "The  mother  scolded  the  child 
  for  entering  the  stranger's  car";  "The  deputy  ragged  the 
  Prime  Minister";  "The  customer  dressed  down  the  waiter 
  for  bringing  cold  soup";  check"  is  archaic  [syn:  {check}, 
  {rag},  {reproof},  {lecture},  {reprimand},  {jaw},  {dress 
  down},  {scold},  {chide},  {berate},  {bawl  out},  {remonstrate}, 
  {chew  out},  {chew  up},  {have  words},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 




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