Definition of 'rebuke'
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He also rebuked the government for failing to consult on the moves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just four months earlier investors had delivered a stinging rebuke. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It surely brought them a stinging rebuke from their manager. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Possible sanctions range from an embarrassing public rebuke to a fine and imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He almost lost his job over that but escaped with a stern public rebuke. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This earned a crushing rebuke from the archaeological establishment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There should be a public rebuke. The Broken God (1993)There is also a rebuke against class, hierarchy and status. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Other Chelsea players also rebuked the official. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What a public rebuke from the country's top boffin. The Sun (2015)It was a strong rebuke. Christianity Today (2000)What must have hurt most, though, was an earlier stinging rebuke from one of their own. The Sun (2016)Yesterday the US issued a rebuke. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The following week the chief executives of all the big banks said that they supported electrification in a public rebuke of the BBA. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. rebuke is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'rebuke'
British English: rebuke VERB
If you rebuke someone, you speak severely to them because they have said or done something that you do not approve of.
His boss had to publicly rebuke him.
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