- 1to speak severely to someone because they have done something wrong synonym reprimand
- 2 The company was publicly rebuked for having neglected safety procedures. She rebuked herself for her stupidity.
NAmE//rɪˈbyuk//[often passive] rebuke somebody (for something/for doing something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rebuke
he / she / it rebukes
past simple rebuked
-ing form rebuking
He was silenced by her stinging rebuke. She answered with no hint of rebuke.
rebuke noun [countable, uncountable]jump to other results