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
Ortiz told Baldwin about his orchard, and the coach chided him for not delivering him avocados.
None of them appears to have the moral authority – or the political will – to chide the others for breaking the rules.
Whether as rapper – on his own or with the legendary N.W.A. – actor/producer, or walking, talking presence (e.g. his appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show chiding the host over racist language), Ice Cube is an icon of hip-hop.
Gone is the bluster that had prompted European Union allies to chide the U.K. for wanting to have its cake and eat it, too.
Rondo was beloved by his younger teammates even before his incendiary Instagram post that chided Dwyane Wade and Butler for criticizing teammates.
After the ceremony, his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, was seen chiding the little Prince outside the church.
By chiding Acosta for cutting in, just the same as if the briefing were televised, Spicer shattered the pretense that Q&As are somehow better without video.
On Monday, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissent chiding his colleagues for failing to take up the issue.
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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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