verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of animadvert
Related Words for animadvertnote, say, declare, mention, observe, utter, discipline, castigate, chastise, scold, denounce, chide, berate, admonish, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, rebuff, disclose, assert
Examples from the Web for animadvert
Historical Examples of animadvert
The confusion of Imogen did not allow her to animadvert upon his freedoms.Imogen
Nay, what, after all, are the so heinous faults upon which you animadvert?
It is not our business to animadvert upon these lines; we are not critics, but historians.The Blue Fairy Book
I presumed to animadvert on his eulogy on Garrick, in his Lives of the Poets.Life of Johnson
It would take up too much time to animadvert upon all the rest of your male and female characters.
Word Origin for animadvert
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.