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rebuke

re·buke

rebuke

 
 
pronunciation:
rih byuk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rebuked, rebukes, rebuking
definition: to give a sharp reprimand to; criticize.
She rebuked him and called him a fool for giving away their secret.
synonyms:
reprimand, scold, upbraid
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
admonish, bawl out, berate, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, correct, criticize, flay, rap, reprehend, reproach, reprove, snub, take to task, tax
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a sharp reprimand or criticism; strong reproof.
synonyms:
reprimand
antonyms:
compliment
similar words:
censure, lick, reproach, slam, snub
derivation: rebukingly (adv.)