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.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
- chider, noun
- chid·ing·ly, adverb
- outchide, 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, adjective
- un·chid·ed, adjective
- un·chid·ing, adjective
- un·chid·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use chide in a sentence
Racine also has chided Bowser over the performance of her agencies, including the city’s crime lab, an agency rife with problems that lost its accreditation last year.As Bowser seeks a third term as D.C. mayor, her sharpest critic isn’t on the ballot | Paul Schwartzman, Michael Brice-Saddler | February 28, 2022 | Washington Post
NBA officials also made a point to chide the Knicks behind the scenes — and threaten fines — for repeatedly showing certain instant-replay sequences on the Jumbotron.In The 1990s, The New York Knicks Fought Everyone — Even David Stern | Chris Herring (email@example.com) | January 18, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Children were chided for taking off face masks or venturing too close to high-touch surfaces.‘It feels like 2020 all over again’: As covid cases climb, D.C.-area residents take extra precautions | Marissa Lang | December 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Early one morning the inspector is awakened by a phone call from a man who identifies himself as Riccardino and chides his listener for being late for their appointment, which was set for right now.Montalbano says farewell in the lovably quirky novel ‘Riccardino’ | Dennis Drabelle | October 8, 2021 | Washington Post
In her main ruling, the judge chided Apple for limiting consumer choice.How the Apple App Store ruling will change the way you use your phone | Rachel Lerman | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Indeed, writers at prominent online media outlets chide us for “demeaning” vaccine-deniers, saying to do so “defies explanation.”Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC. | Russell Saunders | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few would chide a Turkish voter who puts protecting secularism higher on his agenda than foreign policy.
I almost went up to chide him, but who was I to do that, when I had done the same at other times?Curse the Media in Newtown for Doing Too Little, Too Late on Guns | Michael Daly | December 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even McBrayer sent him a letter to chide him about the resemblance.Inside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Interview With Richard Cordray | Daniel Stone | July 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our cars will chide us if we tailgate and watch us as we drive and jolt us awake if are distracted or drifting off to sleep.
Mrs Everett forebore to chide, so interested was she in learning if this confession would clear her from suspicion.In the Onyx Lobby | Carolyn Wells
Then at last they slowly returned, unrebuked, for no man had the heart to chide their daring.Warrior Gap | Charles King
In anger, the king went to the door to chide the guards for having admitted a ragged Jew to his presence.
I chide her for bringing evil days upon us by talking to the sacred cats of the priests, and carrying them in her arms.Caesar and Cleopatra | George Bernard Shaw
Orlando says to Jaques: ‘I will chide no breather in the world, but myself, against whom I know most faults.’More Pages from a Journal | Mark Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for chide
to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
- chider, noun
- chidingly, adverb
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