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Emotional IntensityPlay
Scold implies a strong emotional response and is more intense than simply telling off. SlideThe teacher scolded the student for talking back.
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Authority FigurePlay
Usually an authority figure like a parent or teacher scolds someone who is younger or lower in status. SlideThe boss scolded his employees for being late.
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Specific MisdeedPlay
Scold often follows a specific misdeed or mistake rather than general behavior. SlideShe scolded him for forgetting their anniversary.