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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 for chides
  • He further chides media outlets for failing to discuss this point.
  • And chides the lagging night, and whets her hungry beak.
  • She chides him for being irresponsible, but runs to his beck and call.
  • He affectionately chides the press for its closeness to the administration.
  • The dissent chides the court for creating a circuit split.
British Dictionary definitions for chides

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 chides
chide
c.1175, "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from O.E. cidan "quarrel." Only in English.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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