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.
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.
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,