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chide

[chahyd] /tʃaɪd/
verb (used with object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA),
chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA),
chiding.
1.
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach:
The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
2.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding:
She chided him into apologizing.
verb (used without object), chided or chid
[chid] /tʃɪd/ (Show IPA),
chided or chid or chidden
[chid-n] /ˈtʃɪd n/ (Show IPA),
chiding.
3.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan
Related forms
chider, noun
chidingly, adverb
outchide, verb (used with object), outchided or outchid, outchided or outchid or outchidden, outchiding.
unchid, adjective
unchidden, adjective
unchided, adjective
unchiding, adjective
unchidingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 3. reprove, rebuke, censure, upbraid, blame.
Antonyms
1, 3. praise.
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Examples from the web for chided
  • Graham was chided within the investment community for a lack of aggression in newspaper acquisitions.
  • He chided corporate boards for lack of attention, but argued against any government interference.
  • chided into submission, the dough behaves this time.
  • To a large extent these five countries could be chided for reaping what they have sown.
  • As a philosopher, he is not to be chided for having no such principle himself.
  • She neither extolled its vitality nor chided its occasional violence and vulgarity.
  • Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry.
  • It seemed to her that he had no ambition and she chided him for it constantly.
  • She again chided me for not specifying a start date.
  • His professor was less than thrilled with his performance, and chided him in a handwritten note at the bottom of his exam.
British Dictionary definitions for chided

chide

/tʃaɪd/
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid, chidden
1.
to rebuke or scold
2.
(transitive) to goad into action
Derived Forms
chider, noun
chidingly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English cīdan
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Word Origin and History for chided

chide

v.

late 12c., "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from Old English cidan "to contend, quarrel, complain." Not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is "probably related to OHG *kîdal 'wedge,'" with a sense evolution from "brandishing sticks" to "scold, reprove"). Past tense, past participle can be chided or chid or even (past participle) chidden (Shakespeare used it); present participle is chiding.

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