Animadverting
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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