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chide (tʃaɪd Pronunciation for chide

Definitions

verb

Word forms:  chides,  chiding,  chided,  chid,  chided,  chid,  chidden
  1. to rebuke or scold
  2. (transitive) to goad into action

Derived Forms

ˈchider noun
ˈchidingly adverb

Word Origin

Old English cīdan

Synonyms

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= scold, blame, lecture, carpet, flame, put down, criticize, slate, censure, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, berate, tick off, admonish, tear into, blast, tell off, find fault, diss, read the riot act, reprove, upbraid, slap on the wrist, lambast(e), bawl out, rap over the knuckles, chew out, tear (someone) off a strip, give (someone) a rocket, reprehend, give (someone) a row, check

Example Sentences Including 'chide'

Anthony loved the excuse to chide , to mock, to exercise, in appearance, a little affectionate tutelage.
Townsend, Eileen In Love and War
John Cooney, Esher, Surrey Just out of reach WE are all too quick to chide our sportsmen and women.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Only the morning before he'd heard her chide Jo-Beth for being unpunctual; there was nothing informal about her working hours.
Clive Barker THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
Pauline, sympathetic to Hannah's plight now, would chide her and try and make her apologise, but she seldom succeeded.
Anne Bennett WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS (2002)
Russian's handlers chide organizers Beverley Smith, MISSISSAUGA, ONT.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Sometimes people fussy about protocol write to gently chide me about wearing a hat indoors.
Misc (1999)
They fear a similar trend this year, and believe that voters may be drawn towards the `no" camp to chide an unpopular Government.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)

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