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Definition of chide verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chide
    he / she / it chides
    past simple chided
    -ing form chiding
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  1. 1to criticize or blame someone because they have done something wrong synonym rebuke
  2. 2 chide somebody/yourself (for something/for doing something) She chided herself for being so impatient with the children. chide (somebody) + speech “Isn't that a little selfish?” he chided.
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