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Definition of the verb rehabilitate
What does rehabilitate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: rehabilitated | rehabilitating | rehabilitates
- help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
- examples: The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated | After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- more generic words: reconstruct / restore = return to its original or usable and functioning condition
- reinstall politically
- restore to a state of good condition or operation
Alternative definition of the verb rehabilitate
- [transitive] To restore (someone) to their former state, reputation, possessions, status etc. [definition from 16th c.]
- [transitive] To vindicate; to restore the reputation or image of (a person, concept etc.). [definition from 18th c.]
- [transitive] To return (something) to its original condition. [definition from 19th c.]
- [transitive, North America] To restore or repair (a vehicle, building); to make habitable or usable again. [definition from 19th c.]
- [transitive] To restore to (a criminal etc.) the necessary training and education to allow for a successful reintegration into society; to retrain. [definition from 19th c.]
- [transitive] To return (someone) to good health after illness, addiction etc. [definition from 19th c.]
- [intransitive] To go through such a process; to recover. [definition from 20th c.]
Specialised definition of the verb rehabilitate
Glossary of sports
to make someone fit to work or to lead their usual life (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for rehabilitate
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A Philosophy in Self-Rehabilitation by Francis A. Olivo
The inmate that didn't take the life sentence at face value and started to rehabilitate is the most likely candidate to be released from prison. This inmate understood that laws change and people do forgive and it's possible to in fact get out of ...
Dog Training 101 (2007)
by Karen Freeman Duet, George Duet
The hardest dog to rehabilitate is the one who has weak nerves and has 287.
by International Association of Fire Chiefs
To rehabilitate means to restore to a condition of health or to a state of useful and constructive activity. Fighting fires is a job that requires excellent physical conditioning to combat the rigors of heat, cold, smoke, flames, physical exertion, and ...
by United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders
The task of imposing penalties for many riot defendants which will deter and rehabilitate is a formidable one. A general policy should be adopted to give credit on jail sentences for preconviction detention time in riot cases. After the riot is over, ...
by Ellis Cashmore
® rehabilitate ̄. Marx«s theory ofhistory, paying particularattention to the dissolution of ...
by Oxford University Press
by Robin E. Clark, Judith Freeman Clark, Christine A. Adamec
Reasonable efforts to rehabilitate the parent have failed. • The parent has been convicted of • A crime of violence, as defined in § 14-101 of the Criminal Law article, against the child, another child of the family or any person who resides in the ...
by James H. Stramler, Jr.
reflection law rehabilitate that surface or boundary; syn. coefficient of reflection reflection law see law of reflection reflectometer a photometer for measuring the reflectance of surfaces or materials reflex an innate biological stimulus-response ...
by Rob Canton, David Hancock
Rehabilitate and resettle: to rehabilitate and resettle those offenders who have returned to the community and those who are serving sentences in the community and to encourage them to live offence-free lives. Under this strand, probation is ...
by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton
rehabilitate (,ri:3'b[li, teit)vb1 restore to a state of good or improved health, condition, or behaviour: Attempts to rehabilitate the offenders proved useless. 2 reinstate, rehabilitation n ...
With an Appendix Embracing a Dictionary of Briticisms, Americanisms, Colloquial Phrases, Etc. ... by Bp. Samuel Fallows
by Melissa Hope Ditmore
Charity organisations are prone to rescue us and put us in 'safe' homes, developmental organisations are likely to rehabilitate' us through meagre income generation activities, and the police seem bent upon to regularly raid our quarters in the ...
by Pustak Mahal Editorial Group
Rehabilitate (v.)jhvfcfyVsV iquokZflrdjuk The government was taking measures to rehabilitate the earthquake victims. Rehearse (v.) fjglZ iwokZH;kl djuk This is the second time we are going to rehearse the play. (n.) It will be the final rehearsal.
by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld
The utilitarians believed that punishment was justified when it would make the future better for the offender (to rehabilitate) and/or society (to serve as a deterrent). Therefore ...
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Video shows what rehabilitate means. To restore (someone) to their former state, reputation, possessions, status etc.. To vindicate, to restore the reputation or ...
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Scrabble value of R1E1H4A1B3I1L1I1T1A1T1E1
The value of this 12-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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