Definitions for animadvertˌæn ə mædˈvɜrt
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an•i•mad•vertˌæn ə mædˈvɜrt(v.i)
to comment unfavorably or critically (usu. fol. by on or upon).
Origin of animadvert:
1630–40; < L animadvertere to heed, censure
opine, speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound off(verb)
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
"John spoke up at the meeting"
express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise.
To criticise, censure.
Origin: From animadverto, from animum + adverto.
to take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that
to consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon
to take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment