Simple Definition of chide
: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently
Examples of chide in a sentence
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
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Definition of chide for Students
: to scold gently <And she chided herself silently for worrying so much. — Kevin Henkes, Olive's Ocean>
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