verb (used with object), re·buked, re·buk·ing.
- rebreathing anesthesia,
- rebreathing technique,
- rebus sic stantibus,
Origin of rebuke
Examples from the Web for rebuke
This cover, I submit, is as sharp a rebuke to the “progress is over!”This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended|Nick Gillespie|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What made matters worse was that the more I felt Lorne rebuke me, the more I pulled away.
Instead they were a rebuke from the American electorate to Democrats who had overreached.
“Ordinary people will think he is disturbed and rebuke him for this, unaware that he is possessed by a god,” Plato wrote.
If what we're doing is right, we have to be a rebuke every single day to the people who'd tear it down.The Clinton Global Initiative Kicks off With Tears, Impressions, and Fighting Words|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Book of Jonah was written directly in rebuke of one form of Jewish exclusiveness.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther|Walter Adeney
The pride of the general had been deeply wounded by the rebuke he had received on the field of battle.
"Sunsets and vanity," he read drearily and penciled the rebuke away with a faint smile.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
The hunchback snarled his rebuke in Blaine's face and turned to Tom.The Copper-Clad World|Harl Vincent
With all his sensitiveness to rebuke and his fair-seeming, was he not a man given to self-depreciation?Dust|Julian Hawthorne
Word Origin for rebuke
early 14c., "to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold," from Anglo-French rebuker "to repel, beat back," Old French rebuchier, from re- "back" (see re-) + buschier "to strike, chop wood," from busche (French bÃ»che) "wood," from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.
early 15c., "a reproof, reprimand," from rebuke (v.).