Definition of Rebuke in English :

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Rebuke meaning in English

Meaning of Rebuke in English

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Rebuke pronunciation in English

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1. rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

an act or expression of criticism and censure

Example Sentences:
'he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face'


2. bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

censure severely or angrily

Example Sentences:
'The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car'
'The deputy ragged the Prime Minister'
'The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. (transitive)
to scold or reprimand (someone)
a reprimand or scolding

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verb transitiveWord forms: reˈbuked or reˈbuking
to blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
2.  Obsolete
to force back
a sharp reprimand

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tr.v. re·buked, re·buk·ing, re·bukes
1. To criticize (someone) sharply; reprimand. See Synonyms at admonish.
2. To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example): "a series of sweeping decisions that rebuked the investigators' presumptions" (Donald A. Ritchie).
3. Obsolete To check or repress.
An expression of strong disapproval.

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