chide

[chahyd]
verb (used with object), chided or chid [chid] , chided or chid or chidden [chid-n] , 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] , chided or chid or chidden [chid-n] , chiding.
3.
to scold or reproach; find fault.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan

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


1, 3. reprove, rebuke, censure, upbraid, blame.


1, 3. praise.
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chide (tʃaɪd)
 
vb , chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid, chidden
1.  to rebuke or scold
2.  (tr) to goad into action
 
[Old English cīdan]
 
'chider
 
n
 
'chidingly
 
adv

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chide
c.1175, "scold, nag, rail," originally intransitive, from O.E. cidan "quarrel." Only in English.
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Example sentences
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.
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