In conclusion, let me animadvert upon the injustice with which, to its own loss, society has treated mesmerism.
Nay, what, after all, are the so heinous faults upon which you animadvert?
It would take up too much time to animadvert upon all the rest of your male and female characters.
I presumed to animadvert on his eulogy on Garrick, in his Lives of the Poets.
I find nothing upon which to animadvert till the re-entry of the ghost.
What, then, do British writers mean when they animadvert upon "American spelling?"
The deficiency in our Treasury has been too notorious to make it necessary for me to animadvert upon that subject.
If the stage becomes a nursery of folly and impertinence, I shall not be afraid to animadvert upon it.
Nor have I been solicitous to animadvert, as thou wentest along, upon thy inventions, and their tendency.
I shall not take upon me to animadvert upon this; but certain it is, that Johnson paid great attention to Taylor.
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.