[ chahyd ]
/ tʃaɪd /
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verb (used with object), chid·ed or chid [chid], /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n], /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
to express disapproval of; scold; reproach: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding: She chided him into apologizing.
verb (used without object), chid·ed or chid [chid], /tʃɪd/, chid·ed or chid or chid·den [chid-n], /ˈtʃɪd n/, chid·ing.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
OTHER WORDS FOR chide
OPPOSITES FOR chide
1, 3 praise.
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Origin of chide
before 1000; Middle English chiden,Old English cīdan
OTHER WORDS FROM chide
chider, nounchid·ing·ly, adverboutchide, verb (used with object), out·chid·ed or out·chid, out·chid·ed or out·chid or out·chid·den, out·chid·ing.un·chid, adjective
un·chid·den, adjectiveun·chid·ed, adjectiveun·chid·ing, adjectiveun·chid·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use chide in a sentence
"Had you known any real care, any true concern for me, you had not given cause for this affair," he chid her peevishly.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
But she chid them sharply in her bad Spanish, bidding them be swift, as she would be robed before her husband should awake.Fair Margaret|H. Rider Haggard
And when I chid her for telling what was false, her Answer was that Mrs. Mather is always glad to see you!Irish Witchcraft and Demonology|St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
She mildly chid her daughter for wandering so far away in quest of flowers, and then withdrawing, left us alone.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
The tears streamed down her face; in vain she tried to stay them with her hands, in vain she chid herself for her weakness.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for chide
/ (tʃaɪd) /
verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden
to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
Derived forms of chidechider, nounchidingly, adverb
Word Origin for chide
Old English cīdan
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