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definition of the word animadvert

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From Latin animadverto, from animum (mind) + adverto (turn to).

Infinitive
to animadvert

Third person singular
animadverts

Simple past
animadverted

Past participle
animadverted

Present participle
animadverting

to animadvert (third-person singular simple present animadverts, present participle animadverting, simple past and past participle animadverted)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To consider.
    • 1726, Nicholas Amhurst, Terræ-Filius, Dedication:
      …that I have omitted many particulars, which it is proper to animadvert upon, in order to compleat the Secret History…
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, XV.v:
      he had probably committed violence with his hands, had not the parson interposed, saying, "For heaven's sake, sir, animadvert that you are in the house of a great lady."
  2. (archaic, law, intransitive) To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise.
  3. To criticise, censure.
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