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chide
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Definition to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • She constantly chides me for my grammar.
chides = corrects or criticizes
  • She gently chides her friends who run up credit card debt unnecessarily.
  • chides = scolds or criticizes
  • I need an exercise partner who will gently chide me if I skip a day.
  • chide = scold or criticize
  • As thus he strode along in anger, putting together the words he would use to chide Little John,
    Howard Pyle  --  The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
  • I will no further chide you.
    Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • ...it whined softly, then flattened its ears down in anticipation of being chidden by the man.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • chidden = told it has done wrong
  • I had rather hear you chide than this man woo.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • chide = criticize
  • O, what a beast was I to chide at him!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • chide = criticize
  • "Frederick," she chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • chided = gently encouraged better behavior
  • Now I but chide, but I should use thee worse;
    For thou, I fear, hast given me cause to curse.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • chide = gently tell someone the did wrong
  • Don't get ahead of yourself, she chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • chided = gently scolded
  • "Never question a gift," Hermes chided.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • chided = gently corrected (told him it is wrong to ask the question)
  • "Husband, we talked about this," Persephone chided. "You can't go around incinerating every hero."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • chided = gently corrected
  • And let our hearts, as subtle masters do,
    Stir up their servants to an act of rage,
    And after seem to chide 'em.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • chide = tell them they have done wrong
  • She puts her tongue a little in her heart,
    And chides with thinking.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • chides = tells someone they have done wrong
  • I am so far from granting thy request
    That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit, And by and by intend to chide myself
    Even for this time I spend in talking to thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • chide = to tell someone they have done wrong
  • Do so, and bid my sweet prepare to chide.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • chide = scold or criticize
  • So smile the heavens upon this holy act
    That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • chide = scold or criticize
  • I pray thee, chide not.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • chide = scold or criticize
  •   If, rather than to marry County Paris
      Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,
      Then is it likely thou wilt undertake
      A thing like death to chide away this shame,
      That copest with death himself to 'scape from it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
chide = drive away with harsh words

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