What does animadvert mean?

animadvert meaning in General Dictionary

To take notice to see or watch commonly accompanied by that

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  • present an individual's viewpoint freely and without worry or hesitation
  • express fault or censure or make a harshly critical comment
  • To take notice; to see; -- commonly followed closely by that.
  • to think about or comment by means of critique or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon.
  • To just take cognizance judicially; to cause discipline.

animadvert meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., "to take notice of," from Latin animadvertere "to notice, to take cognizance of," also "to censure, blame, penalize," actually "to turn the mind to" (see animadversion). Feeling of "to criticize, blame, censure" in English is from 1660s. Related: Animadverted; animadverting.


animadvert meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To take notice; to see; -- generally followed closely by that.

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  • (v. i.) to take into account or comment by means of critique or censure; expressing censure; -- with on or upon.
  • (v. i.) To just take cognizance judicially; to inflict discipline.