transitive verb-·tat·ed, -·tat·ing
- to restore to rank, privileges, or property which one has lost
- to restore the good name or reputation of; reinstate in good repute
- to put back in good condition; reestablish on a firm, sound basis
- to bring or restore to a normal or optimal state of health, constructive activity, etc. by medical treatment and physical or psychological therapy
- to prepare (a disabled person, an inmate, etc.) for useful employment or successful integration into society by counseling, training, etc.
Origin of rehabilitatefrom Medieval Latin rehabilitatus, past participle of rehabilitare, to restore: see re- and habilitate