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.
Recent Examples of chide from the Web
Bloom framed Griffin's stunt as a First Amendment performance piece and chided the president for treating the incident as yet another high-profile celebrity feud.
What's more, some proponents of the bill haven't helped their cause by chiding corporate interests that have legitimate concerns about covering higher costs.
The Socialist candidate, Yan Chantrel, chided Lescure for standing at attention, ready to carry out Macron’s orders but with few ideas of his own.
Judge Forrest chided UPS in March for having a corporate culture that promoted sales over compliance.
Chided by radicals for wooing corporate partners, the president of the Environmental Defense Fund is revered in Silicon Valley for championing a capitalist approach to clean energy.
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Origin and Etymology of chide
Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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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