chide (one) for (something)

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chide (one) for (something)

To reprimand or tease one about something. The other guys on the team chided him for missing that easy basket. Mom chided me for coming to the party without a gift.
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chide someone for something

to tease or scold someone for doing something. Maria chided Gerald for being late.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As we evolve, we're often pointed at by friends and loved ones who demand consistency and chide us for changing our minds and our hearts, as if change wasn't the whole point of human existence, as if hearts and minds were designed to do something other than seek out new directions and new possibilities.
I had thought that the deprivations of life in the Congo entitled Mayal to chide us for our materiality and privilege.
As engineers, our managers are always telling us to "think positively." With positive thinking, they tell us, "you can accomplish anything." If we discover an obstacle or an unexpected stumbling block, they occasionally chide us for thinking so negatively.