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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

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

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

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.

Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
William Feather
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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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