from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To remark or comment critically, usually with strong disapproval or censure: "a man . . . who animadverts on miserly patients, egocentric doctors, psychoanalysis and Lucky Luciano with evenhanded fervor” ( Irwin Faust).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To consider.
- v. To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise.
- v. To criticise, censure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
- intransitive v. To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to express censure; -- with on or upon.
- intransitive v. To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take cognizance or notice.
- To comment critically; make remarks by way of criticism or censure; pass strictures or criticisms.
- Synonyms Of animadvert upon: To comment upon, criticize, disapprove, reprehend, blame, censure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
- v. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
Middle English animadverten, to notice, from Latin animadvertere : animus, mind; see anə- in Indo-European roots + advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin animadverto, from animum ("mind") + adverto ("turn to"). (Wiktionary)