Rebuke definitions

rĭ-byo͝ok'
An expression of strong disapproval.
noun
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To criticize (someone) sharply; reprimand.
verb
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To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example).
verb
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To check or repress.
verb
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A sharp reprimand.
noun
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To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand.
verb
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To force back.
verb
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Rebuke is defined as to scold, blame or criticize in a sharp way.

An example of rebuke is a parent yelling at a child for not keeping up with them while walking.

verb
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noun
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Origin of rebuke

From Middle English rebuken, from Anglo-Norman rebuker (“to beat back, repel"), from re- + Old French *buker, buchier, buschier (“to strike, hack down, chop"), from busche (“wood"), from Vulgar Latin buska (“wood, grove"), from Frankish *busc, *busk (“grove"), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (“bush"). More at re-, bush.