What does the word rehabilitate mean?

Usage examples for rehabilitate

  1. I feel that anything less will neither rehabilitate me in your esteem, nor secure for me the remnants of my shattered self- respect. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  2. Sometimes he would rouse himself, dress, and go down into the city, full of all kinds of schemes to rehabilitate his fortunes. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  3. When Lucy told me that she no longer loved her husband I ought to have known that the fault was mine, and I ought to have gone to a far place, and left that little family to rehabilitate itself in peace. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris