rebuke - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/rɪˈbjuːk/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrebuke
he/she/itrebukes
present participlerebuking
past tenserebuked
past participlerebuked
  1. to tell someone that they have behaved badly. The usual word is tell off.

derived word

rebuke

 

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noun [countable]
singularrebuke
pluralrebukes