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English verb: chide

1. chide (communication) censure severely or angrily

SamplesThe mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car.
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister.
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup.

Synonymsbawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

Narrower (hyponym)brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off

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