Rebrace to Receive
(Re*brace") v. t. To brace again. Gray.
(Re*breathe") v. t. To breathe again.
(Re*bu"cous) a. Rebuking. [Obs.]
She gave unto him many rebucous words.Fabyan.
(Re*buff") n. [It. ribuffo, akin to ribuffare to repulse; pref. ri- (L. re-) + buffo puff. Cf. Buff to
strike, Buffet a blow.]
1. Repercussion, or beating back; a quick and sudden resistance.
The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud.Milton.
2. Sudden check; unexpected repulse; defeat; refusal; repellence; rejection of solicitation.
(Re*buff"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuffed (re*buft"); p. pr. & vb. n. Rebuffing.] To beat back; to
offer sudden resistance to; to check; to repel or repulse violently, harshly, or uncourteously.
(Re*build") v. t. To build again, as something which has been demolished; to construct anew; as,
to rebuild a house, a wall, a wharf, or a city.
(Re*build"er) n. One who rebuilds. Bp. Bull.
(Re*buk"a*ble) a. Worthy of rebuke or reprehension; reprehensible. Shak.
(Re*buke") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rebuked (-bukt"); 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.
The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,Dryden.
Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.
Syn. To reprove; chide; check; chasten; restrain; silence. See Reprove.
1. A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
For thy sake I have suffered rebuke.Jer. xv. 15.
Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?Shak.
2. Check; rebuff. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
To be without rebuke, to live without giving cause of reproof or censure; to be blameless.
(Re*buke"ful) a. Containing rebuke; of the nature of rebuke. [Obs.] Re*buke"ful*ly, adv.
(Re*buk"er) n. One who rebukes.
(Re*buk"ing*ly), adv. By way of rebuke.
(Re`bul*li"tion) n. The act of boiling up or effervescing. [R.] Sir H. Wotton.