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verb [transitive] rehabilitate pronunciation in British English /ˌriːəˈbɪlɪteɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrehabilitate
he/she/itrehabilitates
present participlerehabilitating
past tenserehabilitated
past participlerehabilitated
  1. 2
    to try to make people respect someone or something again

    The new government is desperate to rehabilitate their country's image.

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rehabilitation

 rehabilitate pronunciation in British English /ˌriːəbɪlɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]

rehabilitation programme/centre

a scheme for the care and rehabilitation of elderly patients

rehabilitative

 rehabilitate pronunciation in British English /ˌriːəˈbɪlɪtətɪv/  adjective

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