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rehabilitate

re·ha·bil·i·tate

rehabilitate

 
 
pronunciation:
ri h bI lih teIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rehabilitated, rehabilitates, rehabilitating
definition 1: to restore to good health or to an otherwise improved state of being.
The clinic claims to have successfully rehabilitated countless patients with drug addiction.
 
synonyms:
cure, heal, regenerate, renew, restore, revitalize
antonyms:
disable
similar words:
mend, reclaim, rectify, reform, refurbish, remodel, renovate, retrieve, revamp
definition 2: to restore the reputation, rank, or status of.
The leader had been denounced at the time of his ouster but his supporters are attempting to rehabilitate him.
synonyms:
reinstate, replace, restore
similar words:
reclaim, reconvert, regenerate, retrieve, revive
derivations: rehabilitative (adj.), rehabilitation (n.)