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When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?
Tony Campolo

Meaning of "cried" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIED

cried  [kraɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cried is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cried in English.

WHAT DOES CRIED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cried

Crying

Crying is the shedding of tears in response to an emotional state in humans. The act of crying has been defined as "a complex secretomotor phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures". A related medical term is lacrimation, which also refers to non-emotional shedding of tears. A neuronal connection between the lacrimal gland and the areas of the human brain involved with emotion has been established. Some scientists believe that only humans produce tears in response to emotional states, while others disagree. Charles Darwin wrote in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals that the keepers of Indian elephants in the London Zoo told him that their charges shed tears in sorrow. Tears produced during emotional crying have a chemical composition which differs from other types of tears. They contain significantly greater quantities of the hormones prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, Leu-enkephalin, and the elements potassium and manganese.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRIED

PRESENT

Present
I cry
you cry
he/she/it cries
we cry
you cry
they cry
Present continuous
I am crying
you are crying
he/she/it is crying
we are crying
you are crying
they are crying
Present perfect
I have cried
you have cried
he/she/it has cried
we have cried
you have cried
they have cried
Present perfect continuous
I have been crying
you have been crying
he/she/it has been crying
we have been crying
you have been crying
they have been crying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cried
you cried
he/she/it cried
we cried
you cried
they cried
Past continuous
I was crying
you were crying
he/she/it was crying
we were crying
you were crying
they were crying
Past perfect
I had cried
you had cried
he/she/it had cried
we had cried
you had cried
they had cried
Past perfect continuous
I had been crying
you had been crying
he/she/it had been crying
we had been crying
you had been crying
they had been crying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cry
you will cry
he/she/it will cry
we will cry
you will cry
they will cry
Future continuous
I will be crying
you will be crying
he/she/it will be crying
we will be crying
you will be crying
they will be crying
Future perfect
I will have cried
you will have cried
he/she/it will have cried
we will have cried
you will have cried
they will have cried
Future perfect continuous
I will have been crying
you will have been crying
he/she/it will have been crying
we will have been crying
you will have been crying
they will have been crying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cried
you would cried
he/she/it would cried
we would cried
you would cried
they would cried
Conditional continuous
I would be crying
you would be crying
he/she/it would be crying
we would be crying
you would be crying
they would be crying
Conditional perfect
I would have cried
you would have cried
he/she/it would have cried
we would have cried
you would have cried
they would have cried
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been crying
you would have been crying
he/she/it would have been crying
we would have been crying
you would have been crying
they would have been crying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cry
we let´s cry
you cry
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cry
Past participle
cried
Present Participle
crying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIED


bride
braɪd
chloride
ˈklɔːraɪd
country-fried
ˈkʌntrɪˌfraɪd
deep-fried
ˌdiːpˈfraɪd
dried
draɪd
fluoride
ˈflʊəˌraɪd
freeze-dried
ˌfriːzˈdraɪd
fried
fraɪd
hydride
ˈhaɪdraɪd
hydrochloride
ˌhaɪdrəˈklɔːraɪd
McBride
məkˈbraɪd
nitride
ˈnaɪtraɪd
override
ˌəʊvəˈraɪd
park-and-ride
ˈpɑːkənˈraɪd
pride
praɪd
ride
raɪd
stride
straɪd
telluride
ˈtɛljʊˌraɪd
tried
traɪd
triglyceride
traɪˈɡlɪsəˌraɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIED

cribwork
cricetid
Crichton
crick
cricket
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricketer
cricketing
cricoid
crier
cries
crikey
crim
crim.
Crimbo
crime
crime against humanity
crime fighting
crime of passion

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIED

air-dried
buried
carried
chicken-fried
curried
hurried
married
parried
queried
remarried
salaried
Siegfried
stir-fried
storied
sun-dried
tarried
unmarried
unwearied
varied
worried

Synonyms and antonyms of cried in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRIED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cried» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cried

Translation of «cried» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIED

Find out the translation of cried to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cried from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cried» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哭了
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llorado
570 millions of speakers

English

cried
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بكى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плакала
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chorou
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

cried
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´écria-t-
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menangis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rief
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

泣いた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

울었다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

nangis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khóc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுதேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोठ्याने ओरडलो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağladım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gridò
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płakał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плакала
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a strigat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φώναξε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gehuil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

grät
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gråt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cried

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIED»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cried

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRIED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cried.
1
Naima Adedapo
I cried when I found out I was a finalist, I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body, and I was just flesh - it was just amazing.
2
Jason Aldean
I had a friend, Melissa, who was 28 years old. She was my best friend's wife, and she was my wife's best friend. She died of breast cancer. When she passed away back in 2004 was the last time I cried.
3
Roland Allen
The apostles were moved, not so much by an intellectual apprehension, as by a spiritual illumination. They met men, and the need of those men whom they met cried aloud to them.
4
Criss Angel
Oprah is signed on to help, and a lot of celebrity friends have agreed to help me raise money for Make-A-Wish. We want to make the world a better place for innocent children. I cried my heart out when my father died from cancer. I wish I was smarter, wiser like a doctor, to save these children from dying.
5
Benny Blanco
Is it easy for me to write from a female point of view? Yeah, I am a female. I'm a very sensitive type of guy. I try to put my female hat on and think how a female would think. If I'm watching 'The Notebook,' I'm definitely gonna cry. I cried during 'E.T.' too.
6
Foxy Brown
My family never missed a visit in eight months, ever. I cried coming out. I didn't cry coming in. There's a big difference. I believe that God put me there for a reason, Incarceration is serious.
7
Tony Campolo
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this - when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?
8
June Carter Cash
Inside that book, it's my life-all the places where I'm hurting or I laughed or I cried or I prayed. And I've had to pray a lot!
9
Charles Caleb Colton
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
10
Christopher Columbus
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIED»

Discover the use of cried in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cried and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving
In this simple book, she uses her own personal experiences to show how life's hardships can be re-languaged and re-visioned to become lessons that teach us as we grow, heal, and learn to love.
Iyanla Vanzant, 1999
2
Cried for No One
" - John Seigenthaler, Founder The First Amendment Center With its intriguing characters shocking twists and turns, and sizzling Texas flavor, this legal thriller will keep readers enthralled until its heart-stopping climax!
Hubert Crouch, 2013
3
Because I Cried Out
What will I do without him?. "Because I Cried Out" is a collection of nine testimonials given by women specifically for the woman who desperately seek answers to promote change for herself and her love life.
Tomeka Thomas Anderson, 2010
4
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Aesop, the teller of fables, was born in Thrace (Northern Greece) in the 6th century BC. The illustrator has moved the story closer to the present day. Set in the Balkans in the 18th century.
‎1998
5
God Cried
Recounts the 1982 siege of Beirut by the Israeli Army and describes the pain and suffering caused by the fighting
Tony Clifton, Catherine Leroy, 1983
6
Where Was God When I Cried?
Join author Mary Shearer Eckert as she tells the story of Peaches, from a time not so long ago, a time of forced racial separation interwoven with blind acceptance and incestuous evil.
Mary Shearer Eckert, 2010
7
Silently I Cried
Silently I Cried is the primal scream of a woman who, while searching to find love in a family that had abandoned her, must hold together her own home and sanity.
Charlotte Marie Doza Lee, 2005
8
The Brand Who Cried Wolf: Deliver on Your Company's Promise ...
The author discusses how to create powerful, emotional, and unique experiences for others, turn every customer into an evangelist, and greatly expand your reach of influence. Use this book to define your personal and professional brand.
Scott Deming, 2010
9
The Fish Who Cried Wolf
Tiddler the fish is always telling tall tales about why he is late for school, but when he is actually caught in a net and taken far from home, it is his stories that help him find his way back.
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler, 2008
10
It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, ...
In It Sucked and Then I Cried, Heather tells, with trademark wit, the heartfelt, unrelentingly honest story of her battle with postpartum depression and all the other minor details of pregnancy and motherhood that no one cares to mention.
Heather Armstrong, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cried is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Kelly Cried For His Father 31 Times Before Cops Beat Him To Death …
Before he dropped into a coma, he cried out for his father 31 times, yelled "help me" 26 times and "I'm sorry" 15 times, according to ... «News Every day, Jul 15»
2
Employees cried and cheered when SurveyMonkey announced its …
On Monday, the board of directors at SurveyMonkey gathered the employees together and announced they had hired a new CEO, well-known ... «Business Insider Australia, Jul 15»
3
Witter Springs Chronicles: The cat who cried
By now you know I have a cat. Her name is Cleo. When I picked her out at the SPCA it was because she let me pet her. Nobody else wanted ... «Record Bee, Jul 15»
4
Nathan Sykes admits he cried writing an Ariana Grande-inspired …
Nathan Sykes reckons he actually cried while writing a track from his debut album inspired by ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande. Yup - former The ... «Sugarscape, Jul 15»
5
TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau cried poor but empire took in $515 …
Kevin Trudeau leaving the Metropolitan Corrections Center, after his release following a one night stay, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
6
Has physics cried wolf too often, or do false alarms help build …
Mistakes are embarrassing, and getting over-excited about a statisitical anomaly is silly. But these things happen, and the answer to building ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
“And everybody cried”: The callous murder of the Harvey family and …
So pitiful and appalling was the state of the bodies that hardened cops and firemen reportedly cried at the scene. The motive for the massacre ... «Salon, Jul 15»
8
Lionel Richie cried talking about Diana
Lionel Richie cried talking about Diana Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meets Lionel Richie (R) as he attends the 25th anniversary ... «The West Australian, Jul 15»
9
Anna Daly cried as credits rolled on final Ireland AM show
When the credits started to roll on Anna Daly's final Ireland AM show just two days ago, the blonde beauty admits she had tears in her eyes. «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
10
Why I cried the day my son turned 6
My first-born, Edison, is thin and quiet, with long, shaggy hair. In his eyes, I can see that he is wise beyond his years. My second child, Donovan ... «KSPR, Jul 15»

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