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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·buke /rɪˈbjuk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·buke v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuked p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuking.]  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.
 The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,
 Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence. See Reprove.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·buke 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. [Obs.]
 To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
          take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: reproof,
           reproval, reprehension, reprimand]
      v : censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
          for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
          Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter
          for bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rag,
           trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress
          down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out,
           remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,