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Definition of "chide" [chide]

  • To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand: chided the boy for his sloppiness. (verb-transitive)
  • To express disapproval. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chide" in a sentence
  • "’ ‘I am just of the same mind, no more, nor no less, ’ said the hostess, ‘for I never have any quiet hour in my house, but when thou art hearing those books whereon thou art so besotted, as then thou dost only forget to chide, which is thy ordinary exercise at other times."
  • "Limbaugh added Buckley would "chide" him with "a little note," when he "thought we were incorrect or whatever.""
  • "Also, I would like to commend John on his excellent use of the word "chide"."