verb (used with object), re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
- regurgitation jaundice,
- rehabilitation department,
Origin of rehabilitate
Examples from the Web for rehabilitate
"I did all the work to get my fastball back, to rehabilitate my shoulder," he says.
To rehabilitate his battered public image, he needs to do more than take selfies on the steps of City Hall.Can De Blasio Be Less Blah? The Mayor Who Needs a Makeover|Lloyd Grove|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is clearly a step by Zimmerman to rehabilitate his image so he can hopefully profit off his fame down the line.George Zimmerman Wants to Profit Off Trayvon Martin’s Death|Dean Obeidallah|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only good news for Rubio is that his immigration gambit occurred early enough for him to rehabilitate and recover.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race|David Catanese|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Punishment should be enough to deter, to punish, and in the case of incorrigibles, to rehabilitate.
The money came and went–he could pay Blount at any time–but it was better to rehabilitate the mine.Shadow Mountain|Dane Coolidge
But Manasseh did far worse than rehabilitate the worship at the high places which his father had discouraged.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
I do not ask you to take it upon yourself to rehabilitate me in your own estimation.Out of the Ashes|Ethel Watts Mumford
Gibbon tells us how shrewd Pope Boniface professed but to rehabilitate old customs when he revived the secular games in Rome.The Collector|Henry T. Tuckerman
I have merely tried to rehabilitate the pariahs of the great mercantile world by reviving the lost art of perambulating publicity.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
Word Origin for rehabilitate
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.