Animadvert
Animadvert An`i*mad*vert", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Animadverted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Animadverting}.] [L. animadvertere; animus mind + advertere to turn to; ad to + vertere to turn.] 1. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

2. To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

I should not animadvert on him . . . if he had not used extreme severity in his judgment of the incomparable Shakespeare. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment. [Archaic] --Grew. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To remark; comment; criticise; censure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • animadvert — verb /anɪmədˈvəːt/ a) To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise. …that I have omitted many particulars, which it is proper to animadvert upon, in order to compleat the Secret History… b) To criticise, censure …   Wiktionary

  • animadvert — animadverter, n. /an euh mad verrt /, v.i. 1. to comment unfavorably or critically (usually fol. by on or upon): to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of English. v.t. 2. Obs. to take cognizance or notice of. [1630 40; < L animadvertere to… …   Universalium

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  • animadvert — /ænəmædˈvɜt / (say anuhmad vert) verb (t) 1. to remark. –phrase 2. animadvert on (or upon), to comment critically on. {Latin animadvertere regard, notice} …   Australian English dictionary

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