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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.
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)
to comment unfavorably or critically (usu. fol. by on or upon).
[1630–40; < Latin animadvertere to heed, censure]
Past participle: animadverted
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|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||animadvert - express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark|