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an·i·mad·vert

 (ăn′ə-măd-vûrt′)
intr.v. an·i·mad·vert·ed, an·i·mad·vert·ing, an·i·mad·verts
To remark or comment critically, usually with strong disapproval or censure.

[Middle English animadverten, to notice, from Latin animadvertere : animus, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots + advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.]

animadvert

(ˌænɪmædˈvɜːt)
vb (intr)
1. (usually foll by: on or upon) to comment with strong criticism (upon); make censorious remarks (about)
2. to make an observation or comment
[C16: from Latin animadvertere to notice, pay attention, from animus mind + advertere to turn to, from vertere to turn]

an•i•mad•vert

(ˌæn ə mædˈvɜrt)

v.i
to comment unfavorably or critically (usu. fol. by on or upon).
[1630–40; < Latin animadvertere to heed, censure]
an`i•mad•vert′er, n.

animadvert


Past participle: animadverted
Gerund: animadverting

Imperative
animadvert
animadvert
Present
I animadvert
you animadvert
he/she/it animadverts
we animadvert
you animadvert
they animadvert
Preterite
I animadverted
you animadverted
he/she/it animadverted
we animadverted
you animadverted
they animadverted
Present Continuous
I am animadverting
you are animadverting
he/she/it is animadverting
we are animadverting
you are animadverting
they are animadverting
Present Perfect
I have animadverted
you have animadverted
he/she/it has animadverted
we have animadverted
you have animadverted
they have animadverted
Past Continuous
I was animadverting
you were animadverting
he/she/it was animadverting
we were animadverting
you were animadverting
they were animadverting
Past Perfect
I had animadverted
you had animadverted
he/she/it had animadverted
we had animadverted
you had animadverted
they had animadverted
Future
I will animadvert
you will animadvert
he/she/it will animadvert
we will animadvert
you will animadvert
they will animadvert
Future Perfect
I will have animadverted
you will have animadverted
he/she/it will have animadverted
we will have animadverted
you will have animadverted
they will have animadverted
Future Continuous
I will be animadverting
you will be animadverting
he/she/it will be animadverting
we will be animadverting
you will be animadverting
they will be animadverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been animadverting
you have been animadverting
he/she/it has been animadverting
we have been animadverting
you have been animadverting
they have been animadverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been animadverting
you will have been animadverting
he/she/it will have been animadverting
we will have been animadverting
you will have been animadverting
they will have been animadverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been animadverting
you had been animadverting
he/she/it had been animadverting
we had been animadverting
you had been animadverting
they had been animadverting
Conditional
I would animadvert
you would animadvert
he/she/it would animadvert
we would animadvert
you would animadvert
they would animadvert
Past Conditional
I would have animadverted
you would have animadverted
he/she/it would have animadverted
we would have animadverted
you would have animadverted
they would have animadverted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.animadvert - express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting"
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
editorialise, editorialize - insert personal opinions into an objective statement
2.animadvert - express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remarkanimadvert - express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
censure, reprimand, criminate - rebuke formally
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31) Debs, then, is precisely the sort of "crafty agitator" against whom Rerum Novarum so perspicaciously animadverted in 1891, fully three years before Debs continued the tradition of labor violence whose locus classicus we must continue to find in the Haymarket Riots of 1886.
The word is out, I fancy, that once Bowman has animadverted upon one's journalistic and human failings, one might just as well crawl into a hole somewhere, get a job at the take-out window of Wendy's, and never again say anything more controversial than "You want fries with that?