verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of animadvert
Examples from the Web for animadvert
Historical Examples of animadvert
It is with regret that I animadvert on such a veteran in literature as Mr. Cumberland.
I find nothing upon which to animadvert till the re-entry of the ghost.
It is not our business to animadvert upon these lines; we are not critics, but historians.The Blue Fairy Book
I shall not take upon me to animadvert upon this; but certain it is, that Johnson paid great attention to Taylor.Life of Johnson
The confusion of Imogen did not allow her to animadvert upon his freedoms.Imogen
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.