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 for rebuke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rebuke \Re*buke"\ (r[-e]*b[=u]k"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuked
     (r[-e]*b[=u]kt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuking.] [OF.
     rebouquier to dull, blunt, F. reboucher; perhaps fr. pref.
     re- re- + bouche mouth, OF. also bouque, L. bucca cheek; if
     so, the original sense was, to stop the mouth of; hence, to
     stop, obstruct.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]
           The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,
           Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.  --Dryden.
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     Syn: To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence.
          See Reprove.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rebuke \Re*buke"\ (r[-e]*b[=u]k"), n.
     1. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also,
        chastisement; punishment.
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              For thy sake I have suffered rebuke.  --Jer. xv. 15.
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              Why bear you these rebukes and answer not? --Shak.
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     2. Check; rebuff. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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     To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of
        reproof or censure; to be blameless.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
           take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke,
           reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand]
      v 1: 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" [syn: call on the carpet, take to
           task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
           reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
           chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
           chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "rebuke":
     admonish, admonishment, admonition, bawl out, berate, berating,
     blowing up, bring to book, call down, call to account, carpet,
     castigate, castigation, censure, chastise, chastisement, chew out,
     chide, chiding, correct, correction, criticism, criticize,
     dress down, dressing down, dressing-down, earful, have words with,
     hell, lecture, lesson, objurgate, objurgation, rap, rate, rating,
     reprehend, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproof,
     reproval, reprove, revile, revilement, scold, scolding, sermon,
     set down, set straight, spank, spanking, straighten out, take down,
     take to task, talking-to, tick, tongue-lashing, upbraid,
     upbraiding, what for, wig

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