Rebuke

Definition of Rebuke

Re`buke´   Pronunciation: rė`būk´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Rebuked (rė*būkt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuking.]
The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,
Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.
- Dryden.
n.1.A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
For thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
- Jer. xv. 15.
Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?
- Shak.
2.Check; rebuff.
To be without rebuke
to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

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