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English Dictionary: rebuking by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rebuke \Re*buke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rebuked}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Rebuking}.] [OF. rebouquier to dull, blunt, F. reboucher;
      perhaps fr. pref. re- re- + bouche mouth, OF. also bouque, L.
      bucca cheek; if so, the original sense was, to stop the mouth
      of; hence, to stop, obstruct.]
      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.
               The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered, Nor to
               rebuke the rich offender feared.            --Dryden.
      Syn: To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence.
               See {Reprove}.
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