chide

verb
\ ˈchīd How to pronounce chide (audio) \
chid\ ˈchid How to pronounce chid (audio) \ or chided\ ˈchī-​dəd How to pronounce chided (audio) \; chid or chidden\ ˈchi-​dᵊn How to pronounce chidden (audio) \ or chided; chiding\ ˈchī-​diŋ How to pronounce chiding (audio) \

Definition of chide

intransitive verb

: to speak out in angry or displeased rebuke is quick to chide against the mayor for his negligence

transitive verb

: to voice disapproval to : reproach in a usually mild and constructive manner : scold She chided us for arriving late.

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Choose the Right Synonym for chide

reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide mean to criticize adversely. reprove implies an often kindly intent to correct a fault. gently reproved my table manners rebuke suggests a sharp or stern reproof. the papal letter rebuked dissenting clerics reprimand implies a severe, formal, often public or official rebuke. reprimanded by the ethics committee admonish suggests earnest or friendly warning and counsel. admonished by my parents to control expenses reproach and chide suggest displeasure or disappointment expressed in mild reproof or scolding. reproached him for tardiness chided by their mother for untidiness

Examples of chide in a Sentence

She chided us for arriving late. “You really should have been here on time,” she chided.

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More: Michigan baseball's road to Omaha: Meet the characters who sparked the run Brewer has been chiding Trenton to take a return trip to Omaha. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "How one fateful night has helped shape Michigan's Jordan Brewer," 17 June 2019 Men are often chided by their wives or mothers for not being willing to show more affection to their dads or their sons. The Conversation, oregonlive.com, "This is how many dads express their love for sons," 16 June 2019 They were chided for going all-in, particularly including former first-round pick Jarred Kelenic in the trade, but the Mets shrugged off the critics. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Robinson Cano embodied the Mets' bravado this winter. He now needs to prove it," 3 June 2019 Next, the governor brings lawmakers back in a Special Session, and tongue-clucking know-it-alls (like me) chide them for how much all this costs. al.com, "How I learned to quit worrying and love the special session," 3 June 2019 For her part, Ellsworth has eschewed the insult derby and chided her rivals for providing Democrat Gov. Wolf ammunition for his re-election campaign. Thomas Fitzgerald, Philly.com, "Pa. primary election 2018: Voters guide," 11 May 2018 At times, Mund claimed pageant handlers ridiculed her clothing choices and chided her for wearing the same outfits too often. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Miss America pageant winners demand leaders resign amid bullying accusations," 21 Aug. 2018 In March, White led a demonstration outside Maple View Flats, accusing the developers of failing to meet hiring requirements for District residents and chiding them for not employing Ward 8 workers. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 16 June 2018 But before long, the machine has gone rogue, chiding her like a southern mother-in-law for putting canned biscuits on the shopping list. The Economist, "In the world of voice-recognition, not all accents are equal," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chide

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for chide

Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife

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chief

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The first known use of chide was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for chide

chide

verb

English Language Learners Definition of chide

: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently

chide

verb
\ ˈchīd How to pronounce chide (audio) \
chided; chiding

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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