re|buke

re|buke
re|buke «rih BYOOK», verb, -buked, -buk|ing, noun.
–v.t.
1. to express disapproval of; reprove: »

The teacher rebuked the child for throwing paper on the floor.

SYNONYM(S): reprimand, censure. See syn. under reprove. (Cf.reprove)
2. Obsolete. to repress; check: »

Under him My genius is rebuk'd: as, it is said, Mark Antony's was by Caesar (Shakespeare).

–n.
an expression of disapproval; scolding: »

The child feared the teacher's rebuke.

[< Anglo-French rebuker, Old French rebuchier < re- back + buchier to strike < bûche, and busche a log, wood < Vulgar Latin būsca]
re|buk´er, noun.
re|buk´ing|ly, adverb.

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