Pronunciation: (chīd), [key]
—v., chid•ed or chidPronunciation: (chid), [key] chid•ed or chid or chid•denPronunciation: (chid'n), [key] chid•ing.
1. to express disapproval of; scold; reproach: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
2. to harass, nag, impel, or the like by chiding: She chided him into apologizing.
to scold or reproach; find fault.
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