"I did all the work to get my fastball back, to rehabilitate my shoulder," he says.
Why on earth would Pope Benedict XVI want to rehabilitate a Holocaust denier?
To rehabilitate his battered public image, he needs to do more than take selfies on the steps of City Hall.
With his new book, Jimmy Carter is trying to rehabilitate the reputation of his administration.
Punishment should be enough to deter, to punish, and in the case of incorrigibles, to rehabilitate.
I do not ask you to take it upon yourself to rehabilitate me in your own estimation.
They advised him to inform the Entente, in order to rehabilitate himself.
It did not seem so bad; if Chicoutimi was no worse he could live there well enough till he could rehabilitate himself.
My only chance to rehabilitate myself is to get the third set of plans to Berlin.
This lady was untiring in her efforts to reclaim and rehabilitate the fallen of her sex.
1570s, "to bring back to a former condition after decay or damage," back-formation from rehabilitation and in part from Medieval Latin rehabilitatus, past participle of rehabilitare. Meaning "to restore one's reputation or character in the eyes of others" is from 1847. Related: Rehabilitated; rehabilitating.
rehabilitate re·ha·bil·i·tate (rē'hə-bĭl'ĭ-tāt')
v. re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing, re·ha·bil·i·tates
To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.
To restore to good condition, operation, or capacity.