Meaning of rebuke

Definition of rebuke

(noun) an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
(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"

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