Rebuke Re*buke" (r[-e]*b[=u]k"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebuked} (r[-e]*b[=u]kt"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rebuking}.] [OF. rebouquier to dull, blunt, F. reboucher; perhaps fr. pref. re- re- + bouche mouth, OF. also bouque, L. bucca cheek; if so, the original sense was, to stop the mouth of; hence, to stop, obstruct.] To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish. [1913 Webster]

The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered, Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence. See {Reprove}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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