rebuke


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re·buke

 (rĭ-byo͞ok′)
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.
n.
An expression of strong disapproval.

[Middle English rebuken, from Old North French rebuker : re-, back (from Latin; see re-) + *buker, to strike, chop wood (variant of Old French buschier, from busche, firewood, of Germanic origin).]

rebuke

(rɪˈbjuːk)
vb
(tr) to scold or reprimand (someone)
n
a reprimand or scolding
[C14: from Old Norman French rebuker, from re- + Old French buchier to hack down, from busche log, of Germanic origin]
reˈbukable adj
reˈbuker n

re•buke

(rɪˈbyuk)

v. -buked, -buk•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
n.
2. a sharp reproof; reprimand.
[1275–1325; < Anglo-French rebuker (Old French rebuchier) to beat back]

rebuke


Past participle: rebuked
Gerund: rebuking

Imperative
rebuke
rebuke
Present
I rebuke
you rebuke
he/she/it rebukes
we rebuke
you rebuke
they rebuke
Preterite
I rebuked
you rebuked
he/she/it rebuked
we rebuked
you rebuked
they rebuked
Present Continuous
I am rebuking
you are rebuking
he/she/it is rebuking
we are rebuking
you are rebuking
they are rebuking
Present Perfect
I have rebuked
you have rebuked
he/she/it has rebuked
we have rebuked
you have rebuked
they have rebuked
Past Continuous
I was rebuking
you were rebuking
he/she/it was rebuking
we were rebuking
you were rebuking
they were rebuking
Past Perfect
I had rebuked
you had rebuked
he/she/it had rebuked
we had rebuked
you had rebuked
they had rebuked
Future
I will rebuke
you will rebuke
he/she/it will rebuke
we will rebuke
you will rebuke
they will rebuke
Future Perfect
I will have rebuked
you will have rebuked
he/she/it will have rebuked
we will have rebuked
you will have rebuked
they will have rebuked
Future Continuous
I will be rebuking
you will be rebuking
he/she/it will be rebuking
we will be rebuking
you will be rebuking
they will be rebuking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rebuking
you have been rebuking
he/she/it has been rebuking
we have been rebuking
you have been rebuking
they have been rebuking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rebuking
you will have been rebuking
he/she/it will have been rebuking
we will have been rebuking
you will have been rebuking
they will have been rebuking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rebuking
you had been rebuking
he/she/it had been rebuking
we had been rebuking
you had been rebuking
they had been rebuking
Conditional
I would rebuke
you would rebuke
he/she/it would rebuke
we would rebuke
you would rebuke
they would rebuke
Past Conditional
I would have rebuked
you would have rebuked
he/she/it would have rebuked
we would have rebuked
you would have rebuked
they would have rebuked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rebuke - an act or expression of criticism and censurerebuke - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
riot act - a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
chiding, objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly
what for - a strong reprimand
berating, blowing up - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
chastening, chastisement, correction - a rebuke for making a mistake
admonishment, monition, admonition - a firm rebuke
Verb1.rebuke - censure severely or angrilyrebuke - 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"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

rebuke

verb
1. scold, censure, reprimand, reproach, blame, lecture, carpet (informal), berate, tick off (informal), castigate, chide, dress down (informal), admonish, tear into (informal), tell off (informal), take to task, read the riot act, reprove, upbraid, bawl out (informal), haul (someone) over the coals (informal), chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear (someone) off a strip (informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), reprehend, chew (someone's) ass (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang) He has been seriously rebuked.
scold approve, praise, applaud, compliment, congratulate, commend, laud
noun
1. scolding, censure, reprimand, reproach, blame, row, lecture, wigging (Brit. slang), ticking-off (informal), dressing down (informal), telling-off (informal), admonition, tongue-lashing, reproof, castigation, reproval 'Silly little boy' was his favourite expression of rebuke.
scolding praise, compliment, commendation, laudation

rebuke

verb
To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
noun
Words expressive of strong disapproval:
Slang: rap.
Translations
تَوْبيخ، تَأنيبيُوَبِّخ
pokáratvyčítatvýčitkavýtka
irettesætteirettesættelse
rendreutasítás
ávítur, ofanígjöfsetja ofan í viî, ávíta
priekaištas
norātpārmetums
grajaošteti

rebuke

[rɪˈbjuːk]
A. Nreprimenda f, reproche m
B. VTreprender, reprochar
to rebuke sb for having done sthreprender a algn por haber hecho algo, reprochar a algn haber hecho algo

rebuke

[rɪˈbjuːk]
nréprimande f, reproche m
vtréprimander
to rebuke sb for sth → reprocher qch à qn
to rebuke sb for doing sth → reprocher à qn d'avoir fait qch

rebuke

nVerweis m, → Tadel m
vtzurechtweisen (for wegen), tadeln (for für); to rebuke somebody for having spoken unkindlyjdn dafür tadeln, dass er so unfreundlich gesprochen hat

rebuke

[rɪˈbjuːk]
1. nrimprovero
2. vtrimproverare
to rebuke sb for sth/for doing sth → rimproverare qn per qc/per aver fatto qc

rebuke

(rəˈbjuːk) verb
to speak severely to (a person), because he has done wrong. The boy was rebuked by his teacher for cheating.
noun
(stern) words spoken to a person, because he has done wrong.
References in classic literature ?
She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself.
Sometimes she had gone into the kitchen to administer a tardy rebuke to the cook.
But the fact of his identity did not cause the frown to relax or the rebuke to halt unuttered.
A round, bustling, fire-ruddy housewife of the neighborhood burst breathless into the shop, fiercely demanding yeast; and when the poor gentlewoman, with her cold shyness of manner, gave her hot customer to understand that she did not keep the article, this very capable housewife took upon herself to administer a regular rebuke.
It was enough to make Ona's father rise up out of his grave to rebuke her
Now, there is no more use in making believe be angry with a negro than with a child; both instinctively see the true state of the case, through all attempts to affect the contrary; and Sam was in no wise disheartened by this rebuke, though he assumed an air of doleful gravity, and stood with the corners of his mouth lowered in most penitential style.
Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man
John did not rebuke our vivacity; but he escaped from it: he was seldom in the house; his parish was large, the population scattered, and he found daily business in visiting the sick and poor in its different districts.
Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
Scrooge bent before the Ghost's rebuke, and trembling cast his eyes upon the ground.
Silas, feeling bound to accept rebuke and admonition as a brotherly office, felt no resentment, but only pain, at his friend's doubts concerning him; and to this was soon added some anxiety at the perception that Sarah's manner towards him began to exhibit a strange fluctuation between an effort at an increased manifestation of regard and involuntary signs of shrinking and dislike.
So spake the Cherube, and his grave rebuke Severe in youthful beautie, added grace Invincible: abasht the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Vertue in her shape how lovly, saw, and pin'd His loss; but chiefly to find here observd His lustre visibly impar'd; yet seemd Undaunted.