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Definition of chide verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chide

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪd//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chide
BrE BrE//tʃaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪd//
 
he / she / it chides
BrE BrE//tʃaɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃaɪdz//
 
past simple chided
BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪdɪd//
 
past participle chided
BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪdɪd//
 
-ing form chiding
BrE BrE//ˈtʃaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃaɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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to criticize or blame somebody because they have done something wrong synonym rebuke 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 bit selfish?’ he chided. Word Origin Old English cīdan, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chide