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Main Entry: 1re·buke
Inflected Form(s): re·buked
to criticize sharplysynonyms REBUKE
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>.
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