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rebuke

[ ri-byook ]
/ rɪˈbyuk /
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verb (used with object), re·buked, re·buk·ing.

to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.

noun

sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.

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Origin of rebuke

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English rebuken (verb), from Anglo-French rebuker (Old French rebuchier) “to beat back,” equivalent to re-re- + bucher “to beat, strike,” from Germanic

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1. See reproach.

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British Dictionary definitions for rebuke

rebuke
/ (rɪˈbjuːk) /

verb

(tr) to scold or reprimand (someone)

noun

a reprimand or scolding

Derived forms of rebuke

rebukable, adjectiverebuker, noun

Word Origin for rebuke

C14: from Old Norman French rebuker, from re- + Old French buchier to hack down, from busche log, of Germanic origin
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