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Language: Old English
Origin: cidan 'to quarrel, chide', from cid 'fighting'

chide

verb
     
chide [intransitive and transitive] written
to tell someone that you do not approve of something that they have done or said [= scold]:
'Edward, you are naughty,' Dorothy chided.
chide somebody for (doing) something
She chided him for not responding to her Christmas cards.
He swiftly chided himself for such thoughts.

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