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Today's word: rehabilitateˌri həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt, ˌri ə-re·ha·bil·i·tate

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rehabilitate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rehabilitate(verb)

    help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute

    "The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated"; "After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated"

  2. rehabilitate(verb)

    reinstall politically

    "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime"

  3. rehabilitate(verb)

    restore to a state of good condition or operation


  1. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To restore (someone) to their former state, reputation, possessions, status etc.

  2. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To vindicate; to restore the reputation or image of (a person, concept etc.).

  3. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To return (something) to its original condition.

  4. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To restore or repair (a vehicle, building); to make habitable or usable again.

  5. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To restore to (a criminal etc.) the necessary training and education to allow for a successful reintegration into society; to retrain.

  6. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To return (someone) to good health after illness, addiction etc.

  7. rehabilitate(Verb)

    To go through such a process; to recover.

  8. Origin: From the participle stem of rehabilitare, from re- + habilitare.


  1. rehabilitate

    Rehabilitate generally refers to the process of restoring someone or something to a normal or healthy state or condition, usually after a period of illness, addiction, imprisonment, or damage. This could involve physical therapy, counseling, or any other measure designed to help regain optimal functionality or efficiency.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rehabilitate(verb)

    to invest or clothe again with some right, authority, or dignity; to restore to a former capacity; to reinstate; to qualify again; to restore, as a delinquent, to a former right, rank, or privilege lost or forfeited; -- a term of civil and canon law

  2. Origin: [Pref. re- re- + habilitate: cf. LL. rehabilitare, F. rhabiliter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rehabilitate

    rē-ha-bil′i-tāt, v.t. to reinstate, restore to former privileges.—n. Rehabilitā′tion, the act of restoring to forfeited rights or privileges. [Fr. réhabiliter—L. re-, again, habilitārehabēre, to have.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehabilitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rehabilitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rehabilitate in a Sentence

  1. The Thai leader:

    The most important thing is to identify who the victims are -- and where they come from. If they come from another country we will repatriate them. But we first have to rehabilitate them until they are strong.

  2. Alex Murdaugh:

    The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret, i'm resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders. I am immensely sorry to everyone I've hurt including my family, friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate Alex Murdaugh and my relationships.

  3. James Eagan Holmes:

    Neuroscience seemed like the way to go but it didn't pan out. In order to rehabilitate the broken mind, my soul must be eviscerated. I could not sacrifice my soul to have a 'normal' mind.

  4. Jeff Rusnak:

    Biden's roots and history and commitment with those voters, with the blue-collar voters, will help him here. As long as he's not wounded coming out of Super Tuesday, then he could potentially get his bounce back and in some ways rehabilitate his campaign, there is an opportunity for Super Tuesday here. Whether he has the money or not to do that, that's the challenge. Right now, there is no media, no ground game being waged by them. The Bernie Sanders folks are everywhere ; The Bernie folks do have a ground game.

  5. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian:

    The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate.

Translations for rehabilitate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • rehabilitierenGerman
  • rehabilitarSpanish
  • ترمیم کردنPersian
  • rehabilitoida, kuntouttaa, kunnostaa, parantua, palauttaa, palauttaa kunnia, kuntoutuaFinnish
  • réhabiliterFrench
  • реабилитироватьRussian
  • بحالیUrdu

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