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
In his veto message, Christie also chided Democratic lawmakers for “using their lawmaking authority to play politics.”Christie Bows to Iowa’s Pork Kings on Gestation Crates | Olivia Nuzzi | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When she chided them for chatting or asked them to sit down, they did as they were bid.
“Perhaps you should gtfo or maybe develop the brain capacity to understand that this is beta,” chided David Buhagiar.'Game of Thrones' Facebook App Ascent Just Too Popular in Its First Week | Winston Ross | February 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Likewise, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs chided Abbas for "disregard[ing] pleas from President Obama."American Jewish Organizations' Silence On Settlements | Daniel Sieradski | December 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Romney chided Obama for not visiting Israel as President; Obama countered with tales of his trip as a candidate.
In me he always showed a fatherly interest, and sometimes chided me for talking too freely and writing too much.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Upon his return home he narrated the particulars to his wife, who chided him sharply.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
A new husband would have to be scolded—and gently chided—until he learns my ways.The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
“It is ill work to put the name of ‘enchantment’ against any mortal,” chided the priest.The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
Then she chided herself for the thought she had not uttered.The Devil | Joseph O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for chide
to rebuke or scold
(tr) to goad into action
- chider, noun
- chidingly, adverb
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