A Word A Day : Rebuke

Word of 12th July 2007: A Word A Day-Rebuke


( Verb )

Rebuke (ri BYOOK): to criticize sharply

The judge rebuked the convicted murderer for chopping up so many people and burying them in the woods.

We trembled as Mr. Solomon rebuked us for flipping over his car and taking off the tires.

A piece of sharp criticism is called a rebuke.

When the students pushed their French teacher out of the window, the principal delivered a rebuke that made their ears twirl.

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