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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
Translations
References in classic literature ?
The part of duty I am now upon, though necessary, is very disagreeable to my natural make and temper, as I know it must be grievous to you, who are of the same species; but it is not my business to animadvert but to obey such orders as I receive, and therefore, without hesitation, shall deliver you his Majesty's orders and instructions, namely- that your lands and tenements, cattle of all kinds and live stock of all sorts, are forfeited to the Crown; with all other your effects, saving your money and household goods, and you yourselves to be removed from this his Province.
Your worship is pleased to be jocular," answered the parson; "but I do not only animadvert on the sinfulness of the action--though that surely is to be greatly deprecated--but I fear his unrighteousness may injure him with Mr Allworthy.
This fashionable taste for the foreign was considered a 'deviation from common sense' which did not 'pass unnoticed by Garrick who, in his Prologue to Taste, in the character of Peter Puff (the auctioneer) animadverts upon it with much truth and some humour' (416-7).