Etymology
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animadvert (v.)

early 15c., "to take notice of," from Latin animadvertere "to notice, take cognizance of," also "to censure, blame, punish," literally "turn the mind to," from animus "the mind" (see animus) + advertere "turn to" (see advertise). Sense of "to criticize, blame, censure" in English is from 1660s. Related: Animadverted; animadverting.

updated on January 10, 2017

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Definitions of animadvert from WordNet

animadvert (v.)
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation;
Synonyms: opine / speak up / speak out / sound off
animadvert (v.)
express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark;
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