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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

Meaning of "rebuke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REBUKE

From Old Norman French rebuker, from re- + Old French buchier to hack down, from busche log, of Germanic origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REBUKE

rebuke  [rɪˈbjuːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REBUKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rebuke is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb rebuke in English.

WHAT DOES REBUKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Rebuke

In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. It is the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition. A rebuke can be given in person by a bishop or by an ecclesiastical court. In the Church of Scotland a rebuke was necessary for moral offenders to "purge their scandal". This involved standing or sitting before the congregation for up to three Sundays and enduring a rant by the minister. There was sometimes there was a special repentance stool near the pulpit for this purpose. In a few places the subject was expected to wear sackcloth. From the 1770s private rebukes were increasingly administered by the kirk session, particularly for men from the social elites, while until the 1820s the poor were almost always give a public rebuke.

Definition of rebuke in the English dictionary

The definition of rebuke in the dictionary is to scold or reprimand. Other definition of rebuke is a reprimand or scolding.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REBUKE

PRESENT

Present
I rebuke
you rebuke
he/she/it rebukes
we rebuke
you rebuke
they rebuke
Present continuous
I am rebuking
you are rebuking
he/she/it is rebuking
we are rebuking
you are rebuking
they are rebuking
Present perfect
I have rebuked
you have rebuked
he/she/it has rebuked
we have rebuked
you have rebuked
they have rebuked
Present perfect continuous
I have been rebuking
you have been rebuking
he/she/it has been rebuking
we have been rebuking
you have been rebuking
they have been rebuking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I rebuked
you rebuked
he/she/it rebuked
we rebuked
you rebuked
they rebuked
Past continuous
I was rebuking
you were rebuking
he/she/it was rebuking
we were rebuking
you were rebuking
they were rebuking
Past perfect
I had rebuked
you had rebuked
he/she/it had rebuked
we had rebuked
you had rebuked
they had rebuked
Past perfect continuous
I had been rebuking
you had been rebuking
he/she/it had been rebuking
we had been rebuking
you had been rebuking
they had been rebuking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will rebuke
you will rebuke
he/she/it will rebuke
we will rebuke
you will rebuke
they will rebuke
Future continuous
I will be rebuking
you will be rebuking
he/she/it will be rebuking
we will be rebuking
you will be rebuking
they will be rebuking
Future perfect
I will have rebuked
you will have rebuked
he/she/it will have rebuked
we will have rebuked
you will have rebuked
they will have rebuked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been rebuking
you will have been rebuking
he/she/it will have been rebuking
we will have been rebuking
you will have been rebuking
they will have been rebuking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would rebuke
you would rebuke
he/she/it would rebuke
we would rebuke
you would rebuke
they would rebuke
Conditional continuous
I would be rebuking
you would be rebuking
he/she/it would be rebuking
we would be rebuking
you would be rebuking
they would be rebuking
Conditional perfect
I would have rebuke
you would have rebuke
he/she/it would have rebuke
we would have rebuke
you would have rebuke
they would have rebuke
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been rebuking
you would have been rebuking
he/she/it would have been rebuking
we would have been rebuking
you would have been rebuking
they would have been rebuking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you rebuke
we let´s rebuke
you rebuke
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to rebuke
Past participle
rebuked
Present Participle
rebuking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REBUKE


antinuke
ˌæntɪˈnjuːk
archduke
ˈɑːtʃˈdjuːk
cuke
kjuːk
duke
djuːk
euk
juːk
ewk
juːk
Heptateuch
ˈhɛptəˌtjuːk
Hexateuch
ˈhɛksəˌtjuːk
neuk
njuːk
nuke
njuːk
Pentateuch
ˈpɛntəˌtjuːk
puke
pjuːk
sambuke
ˈsæmbjuːk
uke
juːk
yeuk
juːk
youk
juːk
yuke
juːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REBUKE

rebuff
rebuild
rebuilding
rebuilt
rebukable
rebukeful
rebukefully
rebuker
rebukingly
reburial
rebury
rebus
rebut
rebutment
rebuttable
rebuttal
rebutted
rebutter
rebutting
rebutton

WORDS THAT END LIKE REBUKE

blood fluke
craigfluke
fluke
grand duke
Iron Duke
juke
liver fluke
Mamaluke
Mameluke
netsuke
peruke
pouke
royal duke
Saint Luke

Synonyms and antonyms of rebuke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REBUKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «rebuke» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of rebuke

Translation of «rebuke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REBUKE

Find out the translation of rebuke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rebuke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rebuke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谴责
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reprender
570 millions of speakers

English

rebuke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फटकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توبيخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

упрек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

repreender
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাড়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réprimander
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teguran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zurechtweisen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

叱責する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

질책하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sambat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

la mắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்டனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोष देणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

azarlama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rimproverare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nagana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закид
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mustrare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επίπληξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teregwysing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillrätta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

irettesettelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rebuke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REBUKE»

The term «rebuke» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.859 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REBUKE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rebuke

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7 QUOTES WITH «REBUKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rebuke.
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Paul Farmer
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.
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William Feather
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
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Angelina Grimke
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.
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Sydney J. Harris
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
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Joseph Barber Lightfoot
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.
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Booth Tarkington
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.
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Ellen G. White
The name, Seventh-day Adventist, is a standing rebuke to the Protestant world. Here is the line of distinction between the worshipers of God, and those who worship the beast, and receive his mark. The great conflict is between the commandments of God and the requirements of the beast.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REBUKE»

Discover the use of rebuke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rebuke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Rebuke of History: The Southern Agrarians and American ...
In 1930, a group of southern intellectuals led by John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Donald Davidson, and Robert Penn Warren published I'll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition.
Paul V. Murphy, 2001
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Daily Scoldings: A Bracing Tonic of Criticism, Rebuke, and ...
Perhaps itOCOs time for something with a bit more bite to it. "Daily Scoldings" are daily doses of bitter truth that will wake anyone out of their narcissism, delusions of grandeur, and indulgent happy thoughts.
Beryl Barclay, 2010
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The Rebuke of secession doctrines
THE. REBUKE. OF. SECESSION. DOCTRINES. On the 24th of* November, 1832, a convention of delegates met at Charleston, South Carolina, passed an ordinance to "provide for arresting the operation of certain acts of the Congress of the ...
4
The Merciful Rebuke Satan: The Short Stories and Searing ...
The Short Stories and Searing Vision of Howard Riell Howard Riell. mingled.” Breakfast and bile spurted out of his mouth and nostrils, over his jacket and onto the feet of those standing closest to him. PA cops were running. Radios squawked.
Howard Riell, 2002
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Ti&d12; 3 ,m Oi&d13; Kai&d13; Soi&d12; : John 2:4---Rebuke Or Expression of ...
BAG(D). BDF BeO BETL BGBE Bib BJ S BT BTB BWANT BZ CahRB CBQ ConBNT CSCO DRev EDN T EKKNT EstEcl E T L EVQ EvT ExpTim GKC HNT HTKNT IBC IBS ICC Int J B JBL J SNTSup JSOT JT S LD LSJ Abbreviations Anchor Bible ...
Robert P. Miller, 2009
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Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs: The Deep Waters of ...
The Deep Waters of Counsel Peter T.H. Hatton. The NRSV translation of these verses, given above, rather disguises their commonality by using a variety of English words - 'reproof, 'rebuke', 'admonition' - for the Hebrew word nn?in [ rebuke].
Peter T.H. Hatton, 2008
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Malachi: Messenger of Rebuke and Renewal
The author has presented a lucid, nontechnical exposition dealing with such contemporary issues as: -- God's Love for His People -- Compromise Within the Ministry -- The Day of the Lord -- The Second Coming of Christ This volume gives a ...
David Maurice Levy, 1992
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The Generations of Adam
44 Clearly [Rav] thought that even if the point of reproaching [the rebuker] and even cursing [him] had already been reached and one then knows for certain that his rebuke will not be accepted, nevertheless he is not exempt from the act of " you ...
Isaiah Horowitz, Miles Krassen, 1996
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Answer to the Pelagians
The Duty to Rebuke and to Accept Rebuke 14,43. Humanbeings, therefore, should acceptbeingrebukedwhen theysin, and they should not argue against the grace of God because of this rebuke nor against a rebuke because of grace.
Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.), John E. Rotelle, 2000
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Teaching Jewishly
If a person sees another has sinned or is following a bad way, it is a mitzvah to attempt to return them to the right way and to inform them that they are sinning against themselves in their evil deeds, as it says: “you Must certainly rebuke your  ...
Joel Lurie Grishaver, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REBUKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rebuke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Republicans rebuke Cruz over his charge McConnell lied
(CNN) Several senior Republican senators strongly rebuked Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday for his controversial floor speech charging Senate Majority Mitch ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Teenager Commits Suicide Over Mother's Rebuke
The deceased, simply identified as Victor, was said to have drank a poisonous liquid substance suspected to be Sniper, an insecticide, following a rebuke by his ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Rebuke for Crying Child in a Diner Starts a Parenting Debate
A Facebook exchange between the owner of a Maine diner and the mother of a screaming young girl brought the wildfire capabilities of social media to a classic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Judges Rebuke Limits on Wiping Out Student Loan Debt
Instead, the ruling captured the attention of other judges and legal scholars because of a judge's bluntly worded written opinion that rebuked the widely adopted ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
A Rebuke to Military Tribunals
The 2-1 decision, by Circuit Judge Judith Rogers, was a major rebuke to the government's persistent and misguided reliance on the tribunals, which operate in a ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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House Democrats rebuke Obama, again
This is what it's like inside a vacuum: A half-dozen members of Congress and perhaps twice as many staffers sit, quietly, on the floor of the House. Two reporters ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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Pools and racial segregation in Texas, rebuke in Turkey, and more
Rebuke in Turkey. Turkish voters turned out in droves for Sunday's parliamentary elections: more than 86 percent cast ballots. The controversial president ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»
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Sharpton asks if Texas flooding was 'God's rebuke'
Reverend Al Sharpton, the political activist and left-leaning commentator, is well known for creating controversy. Well, he is in hot water yet again after he ... «Midland Reporter-Telegram, May 15»
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Al Sharpton asks if deadly Texas flooding is due to 'God's rebuke' or …
The Reverend Al Sharpton used this week's deadly flooding in Texas to ask his radio show listeners if the rains were due to “climate control or is it God's rebuke? «Washington Times, May 15»
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Shareholders' Rebuke Pressures Deutsche Bank CEOs to Perform
... face intensified pressure to quickly present details of their strategy for turning the German giant around after a stinging rebuke from shareholders at Thursday's ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»

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