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chide

chide

 
pronunciation:
chaId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chid, chidden, chided, chides, chiding
definition 1: to nag or goad by criticizing.
His friends chided him into wearing more stylish clothes.
synonyms:
nag
similar words:
criticize, goad, needle, pester
definition 2: to express disapproval of.
Her mother chided her for making careless mistakes.
synonyms:
admonish, reproach, reprove
antonyms:
commend, praise
similar words:
berate, chastise, correct, criticize, rate, rebuke, reprimand, scold, take to task, tongue-lash
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to point out someone's faults.
synonyms:
criticize
similar words:
reprove, scold
derivation: chider (n.)