animadvert (third-person singular simple present animadverts, present participle animadverting, simple past and past participle animadverted)
1.to comment unfavorably or critically (usually followed by on or upon), to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of English.
2.Obsolete. to take cognizance or notice of.
1. usually foll by on or upon. to comment with strong criticism (upon); make censorious remarks (about)
2. to make an observation or comment Word OriginC16, from Latin animadvertere to notice, pay attention, from animus mind + advertere to turn to, from vertere to turnCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 15c., "to take notice of," from Latin animadvertere "to notice, to take cognizance of," also "to censure, blame, punish," literally "to turn the mind to" (see animadversion). Sense of "to criticize, blame, censure" in English is from 1660s. Related, Animadverted; animadverting.
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