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chide (verb) scold; reprove.

When elders see youngsters misbehaving, they chide the youngsters, that is, they reprove them, or tell them angrily to behave well. They tell the children seriously to behave properly and not to annoy them. 'When Ann found her daughter Laura lying, she chided her.' This means that Ann was angry with Laura for lying and told her severely that she should not do such things again. Teachers chide pupils when they misbehave.

  • Jennifer was angry with her son Tom's idleness and often chided him for it, but her scolding and anger did little to improve him.
  • Herman, often chided by his father for his low scores at school, did his best to do better at studies, just to avoid his father's scolding.
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