chide

  • 1 Chide — (ch[imac]d), v. t. [imp. {Chid} (ch[i^]d), or {Chode} (ch[imac]d Obs.); p. p. {Chidden}, {Chid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiding}.] [AS. c[=i]dan; of unknown origin.] 1. To rebuke; to reprove; to scold; to find fault with. [1913 Webster] Upbraided, chid …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Chide — Chide, v. i. 1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily. [1913 Webster] Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. Ex. xvii. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe. [1913 Webster] As… …

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  • 3 Chide — Chide, n. [AS. c[=i]d] A continuous noise or murmur. [1913 Webster] The chide of streams. Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 chide — [tʃaıd] v [I and T] written [: Old English; Origin: cidan to quarrel, chide , from cid fighting ] to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done or said = ↑scold ▪ Edward, you are naughty, Dorothy chided. chide sb for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 chide — [ tʃaıd ] verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY LITERARY to criticize someone or speak to them in an angry way because you think their behavior is wrong: REBUKE: chide someone for something: The company was chided for its lack of original… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 chide — index blame, browbeat, castigate, censure, complain (criticize), condemn (blame), criticize ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 chide — late 12c., scold, nag, rail, originally intransitive, from O.E. cidan to contend, quarrel, complain not found outside Old English (though Liberman says it is probably related to OHG *kîdal wedge, with a sense evolution from brandishing sticks to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 chide — reproach, *reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish Analogous words: *criticize, reprehend, censure, blame, condemn, denounce: *scold, upbraid, rate, berate Antonyms: commend Contrasted words: applaud, compliment (see COMMEND): *praise, laud, extol …

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  • 9 chide — meaning ‘scold’, in current usage has a past tense and past participle chided, although these forms have been unstable (with chid, chode, and chidden also recorded) over the word s thousand years of history …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 chide — [v] criticize, lecture admonish, berate, blame, call down*, call on the carpet*, castigate, censure, check, condemn, exprobate, find fault, flay, give a hard time*, lesson, monish, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold,… …

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  • 11 chide — ► VERB (past chided or chid; past part. chided or archaic chidden) ▪ scold or rebuke. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 chide — [chīd] vt., vi. chided or chid [chid] chided or chid or chidden [chid′ n] chiding [ME chiden < OE vi. cidan; not found outside OE] to scold; now, usually, to reprove mildly chidingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 chide — UK [tʃaɪd] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms chide : present tense I/you/we/they chide he/she/it chides present participle chiding past tense chided past participle chided mainly literary to criticize someone, or to speak to them in… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 chide — v. (D; tr.) to chide for * * * [tʃaɪd] (D; tr.) to chide for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 chide — verb past tense chided or chid past participle chided, chid or chidden /tSIdn/ (I, T) literary to speak angrily to someone because you do not approve of something they have done; rebuke: You naughty children! she chided. | chide sb for sth:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 chide — ar·a·chide; chide; …

    English syllables

  • 17 chide — verb (chid or chided; chid or chidden or chided; chiding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cīdan to quarrel, chide, from cīd strife Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to speak out in an …

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  • 18 chide — [[t]tʃa͟ɪd[/t]] chides, chiding, chided VERB If you chide someone, you speak to them angrily because they have done something wicked or foolish. [OLD FASHIONED] [V n for/about ing/n] Cross chided himself for worrying... [V n] He gently chided the …

    English dictionary

  • 19 chide — verb he wasn t expecting her to chide him right there in front of everyone Syn: scold, chastise, upbraid, berate, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, admonish, censure, lambaste, lecture, give someone a piece of one s mind, take to task, rake/haul over… …

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  • 20 chide — [[t]tʃaɪd[/t]] v. chid•ed chid [[t]tʃɪd[/t]] chid•ed chid chid•den [[t]ˈtʃɪd n[/t]] chid•ing 1) to scold or reproach 2) to force by chiding: to chide someone into apologizing[/ex] 3) to find fault; nag • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME; OE cīdan chid′er …

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