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.]
To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
Dr. H. More.
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.
To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.
Syn. -- To remark; comment; criticise; censure.
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