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Definition of rebuke:

  1. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
  2. Check; rebuff.
  3. 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.

Synonyms:

evoke, chatter, cane, scold, arouse, underdress, gossip, flog, chafe, yack away, raise, upbraid, chide, bait, objurgation, lather, lambaste, confabulate, invoke, castigate, yack, criminate, yap away, tease, visit, bother, lambast, tantalise, put forward, reproof, check, chew out, let someone have it, bedevil, nark, tantalize, razz, irritate, tax, get at, take to task, crucify, claver, grouch, chew, nettle, have words, chitchat, gravel, bawl out, get to, chat, shell, admonition, rile, rap, ride, attack, chew the fat, condemnation, disapproval, rally, shoot the breeze, vanquish, welt, upbraiding, praise, chastise, whip, call forth, crush, claver, comment, rattle on, beat, annoy, denunciation, dress down, beat out, twit, masticate, rag, reproval, stir, slash, chit-chat, criticism, chew up, jaw, reprimand, trounce, point out, bring up, chiding, manducate, strap, call down, berate, reprehension, conjure, confab, call on the carpet, devil, chaffer, conjure up, reprove, admonish, remonstrate, torment, lecture, grumble, vex, dun, animadversion, frustrate, natter, taunt, reflection, talk, lash, cod.

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