animadvert

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verb an·i·mad·vert \-ˈvərt\

Definition of animadvert

  1. transitive verb
  2. archaic :  notice, observe

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make an animadversion

Origin and Etymology of animadvert

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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