rebuke

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noun
ADJECTIVE
harsh, scathing, sharp, stern, stinging, strong
gentle, mild
silent
implicit (esp. AmE), implied
public
VERB + REBUKE
receive
draw, earn (sb)

Even one minute's lateness would earn a stern rebuke.

accept

He meekly accepted the rebuke.

deliver, offer

Urban voters might deliver a sharp rebuke to Congress.

If the general found his authority questioned he invariably offered a sharp rebuke.

PREPOSITION
rebuke for
rebuke from

They received a public rebuke from Secretary General for their handling of the matter.

rebuke to

He hit back with a stinging rebuke to his critics.

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verb
ADVERB
sharply
gently
publicly
PREPOSITION
for

She rebuked herself sharply for her stupidity.


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  • Rebuke — Re*buke (r[ e]*b[=u]k ), n. 1. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment. [1913 Webster] For thy sake I have suffered rebuke. Jer. xv. 15. [1913 Webster] Why bear you these rebukes and answer not? Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebuke — Re*buke (r[ e]*b[=u]k ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebuked} (r[ e]*b[=u]kt ); 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebuke — [n] reprimand; harsh criticism admonishment, admonition, affliction, bawling out*, berating, blame, castigation, censure, chewingout*, chiding, comeuppance, condemnation, correction, disapproval, dressing down*, earful*, expostulation, going… …   New thesaurus

  • rebuke — I verb accuse, admonish, animadvert on, berate, blame, bring to book, call down, call to account, call to task, castigate, censure, charge, chastise, chide, correct, criminate, criticize, disapprove, exprobrate, find fault with, judge, lecture,… …   Law dictionary

  • rebuke — *reprove, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide Analogous words: rate, upbraid, *scold, berate: *criticize, reprehend, reprobate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rebuke — ► VERB ▪ criticize or reprimand sharply. ► NOUN ▪ a sharp criticism. ORIGIN Old French rebuker beat down …   English terms dictionary

  • rebuke — [ri byo͞ok′] vt. rebuked, rebuking [ME rebuken < Anglo Fr rebuker < OFr rebuchier < re , back + buchier, to beat < buche, stick, billet < Gmc * buska] 1. to blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand 2. Obs. to force back n. a sharp… …   English World dictionary

  • rebuke — I n. 1) to administer, deliver, give a rebuke 2) to draw, receive a rebuke 3) a mild; scathing, sharp, stern, stinging rebuke 4) a rebuke to II v. 1) to rebuke mildly; sharply, sternly 2) (D; tr.) to rebuke for (to rebuke smb. for sloppy work) *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rebuke — UK [rɪˈbjuːk] / US [rɪˈbjuk] verb [transitive] Word forms rebuke : present tense I/you/we/they rebuke he/she/it rebukes present participle rebuking past tense rebuked past participle rebuked formal to tell someone that they have behaved badly.… …   English dictionary

  • rebuke — {{11}}rebuke (n.) early 15c., a reproof, reprimand, from REBUKE (Cf. rebuke) (v.). {{12}}rebuke (v.) early 14c., to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold, from Anglo Fr. rebuker to repel, beat back, O.Fr. rebuchier, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

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