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Definition of Rebuke


  1. 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.
  2. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
  3. Check; rebuff.

Rebuke Quotations

It's in the difficult times that we're growing and you can't just rebuke everything hard. We've got to endure it and fight the good fight of faith and pass the test.
Joel Osteen

If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti - and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera... which can spread like wildfire in Haiti... This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.
Paul Farmer

It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Do not rebuke mockers, or they will hate you; rebuke the wise, and they will love you.
King Solomon

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
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Rebuke Translations

rebuke in Danish is dadle
rebuke in Dutch is afkeuren, wraken, verwerpen
rebuke in Finnish is moittia
rebuke in French is la critique, reprocher, semonce, gronder
rebuke in German is Tadel
rebuke in Latin is insequor, increpo
rebuke in Norwegian is dadle
rebuke in Spanish is reprimenda, reprension
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