- to restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.
- to restore to good condition, operation, or management, as a bankrupt business.
- to reestablish the good reputation of (a person, one's character or name, etc.).
- to restore formally to former capacity, standing, rank, rights, or privileges.
- to undergo rehabilitation.
Origin of rehabilitate
SynonymsSee more synonyms for rehabilitate on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for rehabilitated
The center had rehabilitated eaglets before and had recently released one back into the wild with apparent success.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
On the eve of the dedication of his presidential library, can George W. Bush be rehabilitated?A George W. Bush Comeback?
April 24, 2013
In the process of winning his second championship ring James may finally have rehabilitated his public image.Why LeBron James Is Still America's Best Athlete
March 29, 2013
When the war ended, those workers were rehabilitated for the labor market.The Federal Government Should Hire the Long-Term Unemployed
March 8, 2013
And as Boardman put it: “Anything can be rehabilitated if John Galliano can be rehabilitated.”Have Ugg Boots Made a Tepid Return to Fashion?
Misty White Sidell
February 28, 2013
She could not leave him, but she would not stay in the rehabilitated little house.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
In his death, if not in his life, he had rehabilitated them.
It saved the convention and rehabilitated the State with a new constitution.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
The twins were heroes of romance, now, and with rehabilitated reputations.The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
His hat, which had been rehabilitated by his wife, rested upon his knees.Dubliners
- to help (a person who has acquired a disability or addiction or who has just been released from prison) to readapt to society or a new job, as by vocational guidance, retraining, or therapy
- to restore to a former position or rank
- to restore the good reputation of
Word Origin and History for rehabilitated
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.
- To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education.
- To restore to good condition, operation, or capacity.