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REBU'KE, v.t. [See Pack and Impeach.]

1. To chide; to reprove; to reprehend for a fault; to check by reproof.

The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd, not to rebuke the rich offender fear'd.

Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor. Lev. 19.

2. To check or restrain.

The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan. Zech. 3. Is. 17.

3. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger. Ps. 6.

4. To check; to silence.

Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19.

5. To check; to heal.

And he stood over her and rebuked the fever. Luke 4.

6. To restrain; to calm.

He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. Matt. 8.

REBU'KE, n.

1. A chiding; reproof for faults; reprehension.

Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?

2. In Scripture, chastisement; punishment; affliction for the purpose of restraint and correction. Ezek. 5. Hos. 5.

3. In low language, any kind of check.

To suffer rebuke, to endure the reproach and persecution of men. Jer. 15.

To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.



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REBU'KE, v.t. [See Pack and Impeach.]

1. To chide; to reprove; to reprehend for a fault; to check by reproof.

The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd, not to rebuke the rich offender fear'd.

Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor. Lev. 19.

2. To check or restrain.

The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan. Zech. 3. Is. 17.

3. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger. Ps. 6.

4. To check; to silence.

Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19.

5. To check; to heal.

And he stood over her and rebuked the fever. Luke 4.

6. To restrain; to calm.

He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. Matt. 8.

REBU'KE, n.

1. A chiding; reproof for faults; reprehension.

Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?

2. In Scripture, chastisement; punishment; affliction for the purpose of restraint and correction. Ezek. 5. Hos. 5.

3. In low language, any kind of check.

To suffer rebuke, to endure the reproach and persecution of men. Jer. 15.

To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

RE-BUKE, n.

  1. A chiding; reproof for faults; reprehension. Why hear you these rebukes and answer not? – Shak.
  2. In Scripture, chastisement; punishment; affliction for the purpose of restraint and correction. – Ezek. v. Hos. v.
  3. In low language, any kind of check. – L'Estrange. To suffer rebuke, to endure the reproach and persecution of men. – Jer. xv. To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

RE-BUKE, v.t. [Norm. rebuquer; Arm. rebechat, to reproach. Qu. Fr. reboucher, to stop; re and boucher, to stop. The Italian has rimbeccare, to repulse or drive back, to peck, from becco, the beak. The word is a compound of re and a root in Bg, signifying to drive. See Pack and Impeach. Class Bg, No. 20.]

  1. To chide; to reprove; to reprehend for a fault; to check by reproof. The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd, / Nor to rebuke the rich offender fear'd. – Dryden. Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor. – Lev. xix.
  2. To check or restrain. The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan. – Zech. iii. Isa. xvii.
  3. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction. O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger. – Ps. vi.
  4. To check; to silence. Master, rebuke thy disciples. – Luke xix.
  5. To check; to heal. And he stood over her and rebuked the fever. – Luke iv.
  6. To restrain; to calm. He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. – Matth. viii.

Re*buke"
  1. To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.

    The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,
    Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.
    Dryden.

    Syn. -- To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence. See Reprove.

  2. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.

    For thy sake I have suffered rebuke. Jer. xv. 15.

    Why bear you these rebukes and answer not? Shak.

  3. Check; rebuff.

    [Obs.] L'Estrange.

    To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

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Rebuke

REBU'KE, verb transitive [See Pack and Impeach.]

1. To chide; to reprove; to reprehend for a fault; to check by reproof.

The proud he tam'd, the penitent he cheer'd, not to rebuke the rich offender fear'd.

Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor. Leviticus 19:17.

2. To check or restrain.

The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan. Zechariah 3:2. Isaiah 17:13.

3. To chasten; to punish; to afflict for correction.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger. Psalms 6:1.

4. To check; to silence.

Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:39.

5. To check; to heal.

And he stood over her and rebuked the fever. Luke 4:35.

6. To restrain; to calm.

He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea. Matthew 8:26.

REBU'KE, noun

1. A chiding; reproof for faults; reprehension.

Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?

2. In Scripture, chastisement; punishment; affliction for the purpose of restraint and correction. Ezekiel 5:15. Hosea 5.

3. In low language, any kind of check.

To suffer rebuke to endure the reproach and persecution of men. Jeremiah 15:15.

To be without rebuke to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.

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