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Meaning of CHIDE

Pronunciation:  chId

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic

CHIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, trounce
 See Also: brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, criticise, criticize, objurgate, pick apart, tell off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  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.
             Upbraided, chid, and rated at.        --Shak.
    2. Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against.
             The sea that chides the banks of England. --Shak.
    {To} {chide hither, chide from, or chide away}, to cause to
       come, or to drive away, by scolding or reproof.
    Syn: To blame; rebuke; reprove; scold; censure; reproach;
         reprehend; reprimand.
  2. \Chide\, v. i.
    1. To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find
       fault; to contend angrily.
             Wherefore the people did chide with Moses. --Ex.
                                                   xvii. 2.
    2. To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
             As doth a rock againts the chiding flood. --Shak.
  3. \Chide\, n. [AS. c[=i]d]
    A continuous noise or murmur.
          The chide of streams.                    --Thomson.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: admonish, berate, bring to book, call down, call to account, chastise, correct, have words with, lecture, lesson, objurgate, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, tick off, upbraid