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rebuke

noun

verb

Etymology summary

Middle English rebuken, from Anglo-Norman rebuker ("to beat back, repel"), from...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rebuke | rebukable [adjective, derived]

[transitive] to scold or reprimand (someone) | a reprimand or scolding (10 of 474 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

rebuke [entry 1, verb] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle] | check [synonym, sense-specific] | reprimand [synonym, sense-specific] | admonish [synonym, sense-specific] | chide [synonym, sense-specific] | reproach [synonym, sense-specific] | reprove [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to criticize sharply; "reprimand" ; to serve as a rebuke to | to turn back or keep down; "check" (18 of 193 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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rebuke [entry 2, noun] | reprimand [synonym] | commination [synonym] | condemnation [synonym] | denunciation [synonym] | excoriation [synonym] | objurgation [synonym] | censure [synonym] | reproach [synonym] | ...

an expression of strong disapproval; "reprimand" (6 of 92 words, 1 usage example)

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Wikipedia:

Rebuke

In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. It's the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition. A rebuke can be given in person by... (49 of 121 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuker [derived]

express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions | an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism (20 of 108 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle] | rebukes [3rd-person singular present]

To criticize or reprove sharply; reprimand. | To check or repress. | A sharp reproof. (13 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

rebuke [transitive, formal] | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

to tell someone that they have behaved badly. The usual word is tell off. (14 of 47 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle] | rebuker [noun, related]

to blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand | [obsolete] to force back | a sharp reprimand (16 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

rebuke [formal]

to speak angrily to someone because you disapprove of what they have said or done (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle] | objurgation [strong] | objurgations [strong, plural] | reprehend [synonym, sense-specific]

A harsh criticism. | To criticise harshly; to reprove. (8 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand. | sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand. (13 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

to criticize or reprimand somebody, usually sharply | a reprimand or expression of criticism or disapproval (15 of 66 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

Origin: 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 ... (29 of 44 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

rebuke

First use: early 14th century

Origin: Anglo-French rebuker "to repel, beat back", Old French rebuchier, from re- "back" + buschier "to strike, chop wood", from ... (22 of 36 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

rebuke

Origin: Middle English (originally in the sense "force back, repress"): from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French rebuker, from re- ... (19 of 33 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle] | rebukes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English rebuken, from Old North French rebuker: re-, back (from Latin; see "re-") + *buker, to ... (17 of 30 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

rebuke | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

Origin: Middle English rebuken from Anglo-French rebuker from Old French rebuchier from re-, back + buchier, to beat from ... (18 of 23 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

rebuke

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old Norman French rebuker, from re- + Old French buchier to hack down, from busche log, of Germanic origin

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Merriam-Webster:

rebuke [entry 1, verb] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French rebucher, rebouker to blunt, check, reprimand

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Encarta Dictionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman, Old N French rebuker "chop wood" from Old French busche "log" from Germanic

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rebuke"

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Collins Dictionary:

rebuke

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

rebuke [transitive, formal] | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rebuke"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

rebuke [transitive, formal] | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rebuke"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

rebuke [formal]

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the Free Dictionary:

rebuke

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Google Dictionary:

rebuke | rebukes [plural] | rebuked [past tense] | rebuking [present participle]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rebuke

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YourDictionary Audio:

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freedictionary.org:

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