Chide vs Admonish - What's the difference?

chide | admonish |

Chide is a synonym of admonish.


As verbs the difference between chide and admonish

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while admonish is to warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.

chide

English

Verb

  • To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  • 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
    1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
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  • (obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  • 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England

    Synonyms

    * See also

    admonish

    English

    Verb

  • To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
  • To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
  • To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
  • Quotations

    * 1906 , , part I, ch II, *: “You needn’t stray off too far in doin’ it,” his partner admonished . “If that pack ever starts to jump you, them three cartridges’d be wuth no more’n three whoops in hell. Them animals is damn hungry, an’ once they start in, they’ll sure get you, Bill.” * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Valley of Fear *: Well, that's because he daren't trust you. But in his heart he is not a loyal brother. We know that well. So we watch him and we wait for the time to admonish him. * The Book of Ecclesiastes in The Bible (KJV) *: Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished . * The Book of Ecclesiastes in The Bible (KJV) *: And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

    Synonyms

    * reprimand * chide * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * admonishable * admonisher * admonishing * admonishingly * admonishment