An`i*mad*vert" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Animadverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Animadverting.] [L. animadvertere; animus mind + advertere to turn to; ad to + vertere to turn.]

1.

To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.

Dr. H. More.

2.

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. Dryden.

3.

To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.

[Archaic]

Grew.

Syn. -- To remark; comment; criticise; censure.

 

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