criticize; comment, observe
\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. h. more. 2.
to consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon. i should not animadvert on him if he had not used extreme severity in his judgment of the incomparable shakespeare. 3.
to take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment. [archaic]
1. speak one's opinion without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting"
(synonym) opine, speak up, sound off
(hyponym) editorialize, editorialise
2. express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
(hypernym) reprimand, censure, criminate
(derivation) censure, animadversion
to make an animadversion eg:
I could proceed still further, till I animadverted on still more nasty customs, which men never fall into. Secrets are told where silence ought to reignNote:
This word is often used with "on".Its noun form 'animadversion' is more used.FOR USAGE NOTE SEE ANIMADVERSION
To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.
To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon.
To pass criticism or censure.
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