V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to reproach or scold somebody gently

Synonyms: admonish, rebuke, reprimand, scold, reprehend, chastise

Antonyms: commend, compliment, laud, praise

Tips: To chide is less severe than to chastise. Chiding is generally a more gentle form of scolding. One would chide a child for a mistake, but the word is not often used in today's American English; the word scold is preferred.

Usage Examples:

You should chide your child for making a mess. (scold, admonish)

If people choose not to vote, they may be chided for complaining about the leadership. (rebuked, admonished)

The mother chided her little boy for eating cookies before dinner. (scolded, reprimanded)

Please don't chide me for arriving late; there was a lot of traffic. (reprimand)

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