Definition of chide
chidplay \ˈchid\ or
chiddenplay \ˈchi-dən\ or
: to speak out in angry or displeased rebuke <is quick to chide against the mayor for his negligence>
: to voice disapproval to : reproach in a usually mild and constructive manner : scold <She chided us for arriving late.>
Examples of chide in a sentence
She chided us for arriving late.
“You really should have been here on time,” she chided.
Origin and Etymology 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 English Language Learners
Definition of chide for English Language Learners
: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently
CHIDE Defined for Kids
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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