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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.