v. chid·ed or chid (chĭd), chid·ed or chid or chid·den (chĭdn), chid·ing, chides
To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand: chided the boy for his sloppiness.
To express disapproval.
[Middle English chiden, from Old English cīdan, from cīd, strife, contention.]
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