rebuke

[ɹ_ɪ_b_j_ˈuː_k], [ɹɪbjˈuːk], [ɹɪbjˈuːk]

Antonyms for rebuke:

approval, hymn, celebrate, Eulogium, panegyric, tribute, bless, acclamation, dithyramb, eulogy, extol, honor, approbation, citation, magnify, emblazon, endorsement, praise, applaud, encomium, tout, homage, paean, applause, salutation, accolade, commendation, resound, sanction, plaudit, accredit, exalt, crack-up, glorify, blessing.


Definitions of rebuke:

  1.   A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   A chiding; reprehension; chastisement. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A reproof. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4.   Check; rebuff. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   REBUKER. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   an act or expression of criticism and censure; " he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   To censure; chide; reprove sharply. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   To check with reproof: to chide or reprove: ( B.) to chasten. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   A sharp reproof. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10.   A reproof or reprimand for faults; a chiding into silence; in Scrip., chastisement; affliction for correction. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   To reprove or reprimand for a fault; to check by reproof; in Scrip., to afflict for correction. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   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. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Direct reproof: reprimand: ( B.) chastisement: reproach: persecution. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14.   To chide; to reprove; to check; to chasten; to calm. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15.   censure severely or angrily; " The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; " The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; " The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; " check" is archaic – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16.   A sharp reproof; chiding; reprimand. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17.   To reprove sharply; reprimand. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18.   To reprove; chide. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for rebuke:

  1. It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. – Aeschylus
  2. Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well -deserved and honest rebuke – William Feather
  3. Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke and holy indignation. – Angelina Grimke
  4. A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive. – Sydney J. Harris
  5. So then, when I speak to you, I speak to myself. If I seem to warn or to rebuke you, it is not so much you, as myself, to whom the warning or the rebuke is addressed. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot
  6. He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her- especially if that is what she desires. – Booth Tarkington

Usage examples for rebuke:

  1. Rose came shyly back into the room, and she said, " Well, did you rebuke those bad bicyclers?" ” – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. “ Carolina Langdon would not permit rebuke even from the man she cared for. ” – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  3. Her little boy soon learned that her wishes counted for very little in the family, and she never ventured to rebuke him, no matter how seriously he might offend her or what naughty thing he might do. ” – Our Little Korean Cousin by H. Lee M. Pike
  4. We are not called on to rebuke – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  5. He who does this is entirely worthy of severe rebuke – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  6. “ " But I dare say," she added, as though fearing lest her mild rebuke should have hurt my feelings,-" I dare say you are quite right." ” – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  7. There was a rebuke almost a threat, in the priest's tone which angered him. ” – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. The good woman's want of faith, however, received a rebuke not many weeks later. ” – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. Since Menard's rebuke both the lad and the maid had shown a slight trace of resentment. ” – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  10. She was ever flattering and gentle when she spoke to me, and in verse already I had told her of my love, and met with no rebuke – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. She rarely begins with rebuke – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  12. At its worst, it was a boyish prank, demanding rebuke or even some mild punishment. ” – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  13. “ Is that meant for rebuke Lady Laura? ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  14. He sat in silence- a silence that at last became a rebuke – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  15. “ Mrs. Roby took this rebuke good- humouredly. ” – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  16. It contained hardly a word that was intended for a rebuke – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  17. Every feeling was of self- rebuke and mortification. ” – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  18. She glanced at me, half proudly and half as in some rebuke – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  19. “ Rosa made a wry face at this rebuke and then began to cry quietly. ” – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  20. Those general officers who most severely rebuke the conduct of the corps, all say a word in favor of the service of the guns. ” – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge

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