animadvert


animadvert
animadvert VERB (animadvert on/upon/against) formal criticize or censure.
DERIVATIVES animadversion noun.
ORIGIN Latin animadvertere, from animus 'mind' + advertere 'to turn' .

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  • Animadvert — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • animadvert — index blame, comment, complain (criticize), condemn (blame), criticize (find fault with), deno …   Law dictionary

  • animadvert on — index rebuke, reprimand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • animadvert — (v.) early 15c., to take notice of, from L. animadvertere to notice, to take cognizance of, also to censure, blame, punish, lit. to turn the mind to (see ANIMADVERSION (Cf. animadversion)). Sense of to criticize, blame, censure in English is from …   Etymology dictionary

  • animadvert — comment, commentate, *remark Analogous words: *criticize, reprehend, censure, reprobate: deprecate, *disapprove: depreciate, disparage, *decry Contrasted words: ignore, disregard, overlook (see NEGLECT): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • animadvert — [an΄i məd vʉrt′, an΄əmad΄vʉrt′] vi. [L animadvertere, to observe, censure < animum (acc. of animus, mind) + advertere, to turn: see ANIMUS & ADVERT1] to comment (on or upon), esp. with disapproval; criticize adversely …   English World dictionary

  • animadvert — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to animadvert on, upon (to animadvert on corruption) * * * [ˌænɪmæd vɜːt] upon (to animadvert on corruption) (formal) (D; intr.) to animadvert on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • animadvert — verb /anɪmədˈvəːt/ a) To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise. …that I have omitted many particulars, which it is proper to animadvert upon, in order to compleat the Secret History… b) To criticise, censure …   Wiktionary

  • animadvert — animadverter, n. /an euh mad verrt /, v.i. 1. to comment unfavorably or critically (usually fol. by on or upon): to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of English. v.t. 2. Obs. to take cognizance or notice of. [1630 40; < L animadvertere to… …   Universalium

  • animadvert — [ˌanɪməd və:t] verb (animadvert on/upon/against) formal criticize or censure. Derivatives animadversion noun Origin ME (in the sense pay attention to ): from L. animadvertere, from animus mind + advertere to turn …   English new terms dictionary