animadvert

verb
an·​i·​mad·​vert | \ ˌa-nə-ˌmad-ˈvərt How to pronounce animadvert (audio) , -məd- \
animadverted; animadverting; animadverts

Definition of animadvert

First Known Use of animadvert

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for animadvert

Latin animadvertere to pay attention to, censure, from animum advertere, literally, to turn the mind to

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“Animadvert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animadvert. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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