Definition of chide in US English:

chide

verb

[with object]
  • Scold or rebuke.

    ‘she chided him for not replying to her letters’
    with direct speech ‘“You mustn't speak like that,” she chided gently’
    • ‘The plump cook chided me, slapping my small hand away when it reached for one more chocolate chip cookie.’
    • ‘He also chided one reviewer at another paper for being self-centered.’
    • ‘When he explains that the crack about encouraging homemakers to become lawyers was a joke, she chides him about his tone.’
    • ‘I say this to Chris, and he chides me for assuming the falcons are of opposite sexes.’
    • ‘‘You're hurting me, you're hurting me,’ her daughter chides her.’
    • ‘I gently chided her for leaving me to face this cancer on my own.’
    • ‘The President instead chided the legislature for failing to attend to its own duties, such as passing legislation.’
    • ‘He gently chided the organizers of another event, where he gave his talk in front of an empty wall.’
    • ‘The book also gently chides parents about their own angry behavior by illustrating the impact it has on children.’
    • ‘The 34-year-old rugby-playing vicar, who is married with three young children, chides his flock in the latest issue of his parish magazine.’
    • ‘The judge chided the girls for rapping on the door at such a late hour.’
    • ‘The mayor also promises less services, and chides everyone for all our profligate ways in the past ten years.’
    • ‘There used to be times when mothers chided children about bad handwriting.’
    • ‘She chides him for talking so philosophically.’
    • ‘Overwhelmed by this observation, I chided myself for never having noticed it before.’
    • ‘One guy in a pickup pulls over and chides them for criticizing Wal-Mart.’
    • ‘She chided the father for ‘abusing’ his son and said she intended to call the police.’
    • ‘When it finally surfaced, other journalists politely chided him and dropped the subject.’
    • ‘His vigorously unconventional storytelling has earned him as many critics, who chide him for being overly clever and self-referential, as devotees.’
    • ‘When I refused to eat my soup, she chided me, asking if I wanted to grow up to be as small as eight-year-olds tend to be.’
    scold, chastise, upbraid, berate, castigate, lambaste, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove, admonish, remonstrate with, lecture, criticize, censure
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Origin

Old English cīdan, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

chide

/tʃaɪd//CHīd/