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Main Entry: 1re·buke
Inflected Form(s): re·buked; re·buk·ing : to criticize sharply synonymsREBUKE, REPRIMAND, ADMONISH, CHIDE mean to express criticism of. REBUKE suggests a severe or stern criticism <rebuked the students for bad conduct at the concert>. REPRIMAND suggests a formal and often public or official rebuke <the general was reprimanded by the President for an unwise speech>. ADMONISH suggests an earnest or friendly warning or piece of advice <we were admonished for not trying hard enough>. CHIDE suggests a mild scolding that expresses displeasure or disappointment <my parents chided me for my table manners>.