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.
Recent Examples on the Web Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions," 1 Aug. 2020 At one point, Lemon raised his voice while appearing to chide a producer for asking them to conclude the segment. Anthony Leonardi, Washington Examiner, "'Own up to it': Don Lemon rips Republicans for not mentioning alleged Kenosha shooter at convention," 27 Aug. 2020 However, Ninth Circuit Judges Morgan Christen and Andrew Hurwitz in their opinions agreed that legally the federal government was able to proceed, but also appeared to chide the federal government for doing so. Lauren Castle, The Arizona Republic, "Trump, Supreme Court asked to stop execution of Navajo man," 26 Aug. 2020 Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions," 1 Aug. 2020 Financial experts often chide workers for not contributing at least enough to workplace retirement plans such as a 401(k) account to get the maximum match offer by their companies. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, "The company retirement match remains the norm despite coronavirus recession," 17 Aug. 2020 Paxton’s letter, in response to a question from Republican state Sen. Brandon Creighton of Conroe, seems to chide local officials like Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who last month extended the eviction moratorium in the city until Sept. 30. USA TODAY, "Veterans home, online dress code, mask counting: News from around our 50 states," 11 Aug. 2020 Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions," 1 Aug. 2020 Police used bullhorns to chide participants to adhere to social distancing rules and to wear masks, apparently with little success. Geir Moulson, Anchorage Daily News, "Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions," 1 Aug. 2020

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

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Last Updated

15 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Chide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chide. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for chide

chide

verb
How to pronounce chide (audio)

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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