What does rebuke mean?

Definitions for rebuke
rɪˈbyukre·buke

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandverb

    an act or expression of criticism and censure

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

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

    censure severely or angrily

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. rebukenoun

    A harsh criticism.

    Etymology: From rebuken, from rebuker, from re- + *, buchier, buschier, from busche, from buska, of origin, from Old , , from buskaz. More at re-, bush.

  2. rebukeverb

    To criticise harshly; to reprove.

    Etymology: From rebuken, from rebuker, from re- + *, buchier, buschier, from busche, from buska, of origin, from Old , , from buskaz. More at re-, bush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebukeverb

    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

  2. Rebukenoun

    a direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment

  3. Rebukenoun

    check; rebuff

Freebase

  1. Rebuke

    In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. It is the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition. A rebuke can be given in person by a bishop or by an ecclesiastical court.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebuke

    rē-būk′, v.t. to check with reproof: to chide or reprove: (B.) to chasten.—n. direct reproof: reprimand: reprobation: (B.) chastisement: a severe check.—adjs. Rebūk′able; Rebuke′ful.—adv. Rebuke′fully.—n. Rebūk′er.—adv. Rebūk′ingly. [O. Fr. rebouquer (Fr. reboucher), from re-, back, bouque (Fr. bouche), the mouth—L. bucca, the cheek.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuke in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rebuke in a Sentence

  1. Jon Tester:

    Early on in the speech, Trump delivered a sweeping rebuke of Jon Tester, arguing that while the senator tells Montana voters that he stands with The President on certain issues, he doesn't when it matters. Trump excoriated Tester for voting against the Republican health care plan, the Trump-back tax cuts, strict immigration laws and Neil Gorsuch, his first pick for the Supreme Court.RELATED : Tester touts Trump ties ahead of presidential push to oust him.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Two groups of people who only virulently rebuke & verbally fight with each other, but never take any penalizing action against one another are clandestinely together to befool others who are onlookers.

  3. David Maris:

    However, given how public the previous rebuke was, we think this [ will ] enflame the debate around drug pricing.

  4. Paul Gruchow:

    It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.

  5. The President:

    We've been waiting for today's decision and it is a sharp rebuke to Sheriff Arpaio's challenge to the executive actions on deportations, all eyes are now on the Fifth circuit and we are hoping that they too, do the right thing and dismiss the meritless case.

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  • توبيخArabic
  • esbroncada, reprendre, reganyar, reprensió, esbroncar, esbroncCatalan, Valencian
  • výčitka, vyčítatCzech
  • Tadel, tadeln, schimpfen, schelten, ausschimpfenGerman
  • επίπληξη, αποπαίρνω, μομφήGreek
  • riproĉoEsperanto
  • reprochar, reprender, reprobar, reproche, reprensión, reprobación, regaño, retar, regañarSpanish
  • انتقاد تندPersian
  • moite, moittia, haukkua, sättiäFinnish
  • réprimande, réprimander, gronder, reproche, reprocher, reprendre, désapprouverFrench
  • spreagadh, spreagIrish
  • troid, càin, achmhasan, cronaichScottish Gaelic
  • menegurIndonesian
  • rimbrotto, rimbrottare, reprimenda, esprimere il proprio disappunto, rimproverare, riprendere, disappunto, ammonimento, ammonire, rimprovero, richiamo, richiamareItalian
  • נזיפהHebrew
  • 叱る, 叱責Japanese
  • ლანძღვა, საყვედურობს, საყვედურიGeorgian
  • increpationemLatin
  • ဆူBurmese
  • berisping, berispen, verwijt, verwijtenDutch
  • bestrideNorwegian
  • skarcić, zbesztanie, besztaćPolish
  • repreensão, censura, criticar, crítica, repreender, censurarPortuguese
  • mustra, certaRomanian
  • упрёк, упрекнуть, делать выговор, отчитывать, ругать, отчитать, бранить, упрекать, выговор, укорRussian
  • கண்டனம்Tamil
  • చీవాట్లుTelugu
  • ด่าThai
  • azarlamaTurkish
  • 訓斥Chinese

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