chide

[ chahyd ]
/ tʃaɪd /

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.

Origin of chide

before 1000; Middle English chiden, Old English cīdan

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chide

/ (tʃaɪd) /

verb chides, chiding, chided, chid, chided, chid or chidden

to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action

Derived Forms

chider, nounchidingly, adverb

Word Origin for chide

Old English cīdan
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