Definition of rehabilitate :
To invest or clothe again with some right, authority, or dignity; to restore to a former capacity; to reinstate; to qualify again; to restore, as a delinquent, to a former right, rank, or privilege lost or forfeited; - a term of civil and canon law.
restore (part of speech: verb)
heal (part of speech: verb)
- But he reminded himself that he was going only for a time, until he could rehabilitate himself, and come back upon the terms he could easily make when once he was on his feet again. - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- It did not seem so bad; if Chicoutimi was no worse he could live there well enough till he could rehabilitate himself. - "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- As soon as Charles le Mauvais got his freedom, two years later, he returned to rehabilitate the memory of his friends in Rouen. - "The Story of Rouen", Sir Theodore Andrea Cook.