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Meaning of ANIMADVERT

Pronunciation:  `anumad'vurt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark
  2. [v]  speak one's opinion without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting"
 

ANIMADVERT is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: opine, sound off, speak up
 
 See Also: censure, criminate, declare, editorialise, editorialize, reprimand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`i*mad*vert"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Animadverted};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Animadverting}.] [L. animadvertere; animus
mind + advertere to turn to; ad to + vertere to turn.]
1. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
   --Dr. H. More.

2. To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to
   express censure; -- with on or upon.

         I should not animadvert on him . . . if he had not
         used extreme severity in his judgment of the
         incomparable Shakespeare.             --Dryden.

3. To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.
   [Archaic] --Grew.

Syn: To remark; comment; criticise; censure.

 

 

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