"Rebuke" means:

  1. To express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
  2. Sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.
  3. An attempt to contradict or disprove an argument by offering a counter argument or countervailing proof.
  4. A rebuttal is not automatically a refutation.
  5. To criticize sharply, reprimand.
  6. To turn back or keep down, check.
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