What does the word rebuke mean?

Usage examples for rebuke

  1. Doubtless his absence was a silent rebuke to her. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  2. One might have thought that it would have been impossible to avoid all touch of a rebuke. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  3. I have no words to deny, no power to rebuke you- ask of me what you will! – Antonina by Wilkie Collins