Verb (used with object), re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing. To restore a state of good health, ability to work, or the like. To restore your good health, operation or administration, as a bankrupt company. Restore the good reputation of (a person, their character or name, etc.) from medieval Latin rehabilitatus, past participle of rehabilitare, from Latin re- + late Latin habilitare to habilitate.
Rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state, such as the rehabilitation of the forest that had once been cleared for use as an amusement park. These example sentences are automatically selected from various online news sources to reflect the current usage of the word “rehabilitate”. People seek rehabilitation after an accident or surgery to regain their strength or to learn to live without drugs or other addictive substances or behaviors. There are several state and federal rules of evidence that govern what evidence (such as evidence of character) is admissible to rehabilitate a witness.