animadvert Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
speak up; opine; sound off; speak out.
- John spoke up at the meeting
verb express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
An`i*mad*vert" intransitive verb
mind + advertere
to turn to; ad
to + vertere
imperfect & past participle Animadverted; present participle & verbal noun Animadverting
- To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
Dr. H. More.
- 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.
- To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment. Archaic
Syn. -- To remark; comment; criticise; censure.
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