rebuke


rebuke
I
n.

1) to administer, deliver, give a rebuke

2) to draw, receive a rebuke

3) a mild; scathing, sharp, stern, stinging rebuke

4) a rebuke to

II
v.

1) to rebuke mildly; sharply, sternly

2) (D; tr.) to rebuke for (to rebuke smb. for sloppy work)

* * *
[rɪ'bjuːk]
give a rebuke
receive a rebuke
scathing
sharply
stern
sternly
stinging rebuke
a mild
a rebuke to
to administer
to draw
to rebuke mildly
(D; tr.) to rebuke for (to rebuke smb. for sloppy work)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • rebuke — I verb accuse, admonish, animadvert on, berate, blame, bring to book, call down, call to account, call to task, castigate, censure, charge, chastise, chide, correct, criminate, criticize, disapprove, exprobrate, find fault with, judge, lecture,… …   Law dictionary

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  • rebuke — UK [rɪˈbjuːk] / US [rɪˈbjuk] verb [transitive] Word forms rebuke : present tense I/you/we/they rebuke he/she/it rebukes present participle rebuking past tense rebuked past participle rebuked formal to tell someone that they have behaved badly.… …   English dictionary

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