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 rehabilitation
As other prisoners took advantage of the rehabilitation programs offered, Lane and Opperud secretly planned an escape.
“I designed my own rehabilitation program—calisthenics, running and other exercises,” Bucca was quoted saying.
Despite bipartisan support, Congress has not been able to pass an extension of the rehabilitation program.Dysfunctional Congress Prepares to Claim Another Victim: Injured Veterans|Tim Mak|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rehabilitation services from the Palestinian Authority focus on financial support for former prisoners.
State jails were for low-level offenders, [and they are] heavy on rehabilitation.
She would be lost, and could hope for rehabilitation only when Daniel returned.The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
As we knew afterwards, he had smiled and said it was like rehabilitation to have the chance of dying on board one of H.M. ships.Chantry House|Charlotte M. Yonge
The rehabilitation trial added little to the popular legend.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Reference has been made to the borrowing of money by the planters for the rehabilitation of their estates.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
It was ordered that the rehabilitation be read publicly, not alone in Rouen, but in all the chief towns of France.How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
- the treatment of physical disabilities by massage, electrotherapy, or exercises
- (as modifier)rehabilitation centre
Word Origin for rehabilitate
1530s, from Middle French réhabilitation and directly from Medieval Latin rehabilitationem (nominative rehabilitatio) "restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of rehabilitare, from re- "again" (see re-) + habitare "make fit," from Latin habilis "easily managed, fit" (see able). Specifically of criminals, addicts, etc., from 1940.
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.
In politics, the restoration to favor of a political leader whose views or actions were formerly considered unacceptable. (Compare nonperson.)