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Rebuke vs. Reprove

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  • Rebuke (noun)

    A harsh criticism.

  • Rebuke (verb)

    To criticise harshly; to reprove.

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  • Reprove (verb)

    to express disapproval. from 14th c.

  • Reprove (verb)

    to criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone), usually in a gentle and kind tone. from 14th c.

  • Reprove (verb)

    to deny or reject (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.). from 14th c.

  • Reprove (verb)

    To prove again.

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  • Rebuke

    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.

  • Rebuke (noun)

    A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.

  • Rebuke (noun)

    Check; rebuff.

  • Reprove

    To convince.

  • Reprove

    To disprove; to refute.

  • Reprove

    To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.

  • Reprove

    To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rebuke (noun)

    an act or expression of criticism and censure;

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

  • Rebuke (verb)

    censure severely or angrily;

    "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"

    "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"

    "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

  • Reprove (verb)

    take to task;

    "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

Princeton's WordNet

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