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chide (tʃaɪd

Definitions

verb

Word forms:   chides,  chiding,  chided,  chid,  chided,  chid or ,  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 (informal), flame (informal), put down, criticize, slate (informal) (mainly British), censure, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, berate, tick off (informal), admonish, tear into (informal), blast, tell off (informal), find fault, diss (slang) (mainly US), read the riot act, reprove, upbraid, slap on the wrist, lambast(e), bawl out (informal), rap over the knuckles, chew out (US) ( & Canadian) (informal), tear (someone) off a strip (British) (informal), give (someone) a rocket (British) ( & New Zealand) (informal), reprehend, give (someone) a row (Scottish) (informal), 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
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)

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