• WordNet 3.6
    • v rehabilitate 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"
    • v rehabilitate restore to a state of good condition or operation
    • v rehabilitate reinstall politically "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Rehabilitate 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. "Restoring and rehabilitating the party."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rehabilitate To restore to a former capacity or standing; reinstate; qualify again; restore, as a delinquent, to a former right, rank, or privilege lost or forfeited: a term drawn from the civil and canon law.
    • rehabilitate To reëstablish in the esteem of others or in social position lost by disgrace; restore to public respect: as, there is now a tendency to rehabilitate notorious historical personages; Lady Blank was rehabilitated by the influence of her family at court.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rehabilitate rē-ha-bil′i-tāt to reinstate, restore to former privileges
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    Jerry Brown
    “Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, re- + habilitate,: cf. LL. rehabilitare, F. réhabiliter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réhabiliter—L. re-, again, habilitārehabēre, to have.


In literature:

It did not seem so bad; if Chicoutimi was no worse he could live there well enough till he could rehabilitate himself.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
Mamise, however, shook her head; she saw that her only hope of rehabilitation lay in a positive proof of her fidelity.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
We both know that Ryter is headed for Rehabilitation.
"Lion Loose" by James H. Schmitz
Then theyda given you a nice rehabilitation sentence.
"Thin Edge" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Providence has rehabilitated himself.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
He preached a war on Russia and the rehabilitation of Krovitch.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
He was rehabilitated immediately after the break with Yugoslavia.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Wisdom lay in attempting to rehabilitate marriage, the family domestic life.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
She composed two other works, in prose, whose dominant notion is the rehabilitation of honest womanhood.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
The valor of the Maccabees had rehabilitated the Jewish nation.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Then would follow the work of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
Besides thus rehabilitating us, Monsieur le Maire profusely apologised for the gensdarmes' blunder.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
Now that she was attacked in her honour, I vowed with greater fervour to defend and rehabilitate her.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi" by Count Carlo Gozzi
Then four one-act plays were selected from among some hundreds poured forth by village genius to its rehabilitated god.
"The Book of Susan" by Lee Wilson Dodd
First, Ulrich's happiness; secondly, her rehabilitation.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
What was the motive of so remarkable a rehabilitation in 1662?
"John Knox" by Wm. M. Taylor
The only possible way in which to rehabilitate herself in her own eyes!
"Roses: Four One-Act Plays" by Hermann Sudermann
She believed she had proved Graham a coward, and this had rehabilitated her self-respect.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
Peukert, too, the life of their circle, is chiefly concerned with his personal rehabilitation.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Canada had early anticipated the problem of rehabilitating her returned soldiers.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various

In news:

Twenty birds in total have been delivered to Fort Jackson in Louisiana since the beginning of the oil spill, where they are cleaned and rehabilitated.
A rehabilitated bird will help researchers study golden eagle movement.
The Baixa, or downtown area, is undergoing a thorough rehabilitation.
Pain-Free is a simplified version of Nutrition Applied to Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Dr Bucci's landmark book published in 1994.
National boxing champion Palomino is currently rehabilitating from injury.
Pansy W Smith, 75, 105 Gordon St, died Tuesday at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The "Successfully Failed" Rehabilitation of FDR.
Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation of Older Adults (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2012 August 2.
The prospect that Granite Falls will receive the remaining $512,000 it requires to rehabilitate the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge is much brighter than it was just days earlier.
Peeler died Sept 23 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Possom Trot.
This American Water Works Association- and ASTM International-approved pipe for both new construction and rehabilitation has been specified for more than 25 years.
Online course in comprehensive care for the rehabilitation patient.
RJN Group continues work on rehabilitation program in City of Wheaton, Illinois.
For the first time, through the city's rehabilitation program , three Tulsa families are getting the chance to finally call the place they live home.

In science:

This Hamiltonian approach to quasi-local energy-momentum rehabilitates of the energy-momentum complexes.
General Spherically Symmetric Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Teleparallel Theory of Gravitation
The theoretical and phenomenological status of negative energies is reviewed in Quantum Field Theory leading to the conclusion that hopefully their rehabilitation might only be completed in a modified general relativistic model.
Negative energies and time reversal in Quantum Field Theory
It assesses the need for cognitive prosthetics in terms of gaps in rehabilitation methods and a response to managed care limitations on duration of services.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This article concludes with a discussion of future research, noting that a key problem is the need to make cognitive prosthetics rehabilitation more user friendly to the therapist.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This is considered necessary if cognitive prosthetics is to gain widespread use in rehabilitation facilities.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
E. Jovanov et al. A wireless body area network of intelligent motion sensors for computer assisted physical rehabilitation. J. Neuroengineering Rehabil. 2, 2005.
A New Architecture of a Ubiquitous Health Monitoring System: A Prototype Of Cloud Mobile Health Monitoring System
Rehabilitation) is supported by the State of Valais and the City of Sion.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
Rhythmic auditory stimulation in rehabilitation of movement disorders: A review of current research.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
Rehabilitation treatment of gait in patients with parkinson's disease with freezing: A comparison between two physical therapy protocols using visual and auditory cues with or without treadmill training.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2001;82(8):1050. Nanhoe-Mahabier W, Delval A, Snijders AH, Weerdesteyn V, Overeem S, Bloem BR. The possible price of auditory cueing: Influence on obstacle avoidance in parkinson's disease.
Effect of rhythmic auditory cueing on gait stability during treadmill walking: an experimental study in healthy individuals
When was asymptotic freedom discovered? or the rehabilitation of quantum field theory.
Perturbation Theory
Statistical conclusion validity—multiple inferences in rehabilitation research.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
Measures of effect size in the reporting of rehabilitation research.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
This paper seeks to rehabilitate the Higson compactification approach.
An etale approach to the Novikov conjecture
In other words we rehabilitate vorticity, and thereby long time ignored centrifugal cosmo logical forces as well.
Cosmological Expansion Started from the Big Bounce on Local Rotation