Simple Definition of chide
: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently
Full Definition of chide
: to speak out in angry or displeased rebuke
: to voice disapproval to : reproach in a usually mild and constructive manner : scold
Examples of chide
She chided us for arriving late.
“You really should have been here on time,” she chided.
Origin of chide
Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of chide
CHIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of chide
: to scold gently <And she chided herself silently for worrying so much. — Kevin Henkes, Olive's Ocean>
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