rebuke noun

ADJ. sharp, stern, stinging | gentle, mild | silent | implied | public

VERB + REBUKE receive | draw, earn (sb) Even one minute's lateness would earn a stern rebuke. | accept He meekly accepted the rebuke. | administer If the general found his authority questioned he invariably administered a sharp rebuke.

PREP. ~ for, ~ from They received a public rebuke from the prime minister for their handling of the matter. | ~ to He hit back with a stinging rebuke to his critics.

rebuke verb

ADV. sharply | gently | publicly

PREP. for She rebuked herself sharply for her stupidity.

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