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.


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.