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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: rebuker, from bukier 'to hit, cut down'

rebuke

verb
     
re‧buke [transitive]
formal to speak to someone severely about something they have done wrong [= reprimand]
rebuke somebody for doing something
Members of the jury were sharply rebuked for speaking to the press.
rebuke noun [uncountable and countable]
a rebuke from the President

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