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Definition of the verb animadvert

What does animadvert mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: animadverted | animadverting | animadverts

  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
  2. express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark

Alternative definition of the verb animadvert


  1. [obsolete, intransitive] To consider.
  2. [archaic, legal, intransitive] To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise.
  3. To criticise, censure.

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Google previewWord and Phrase (1901)

True and False Use in English by Joseph Fitzgerald

Etymologically, Animadvert is a double of Attend, or rather of the more ample expression animum attendo : it means to turn the mind toward ; but that literal...

In English, too, Animadvert means to blame, notice with disapproval, condemn.

Google previewA manual of etymology; or, First steps to a knowledge of the English language (1860)

by Robert Joseph Sullivan

For example, the word animadvert is a primitive in English, but a derivative in Latin. The primitive words in any language are very few when compared with the whole amount of its vocabulary. The shortest and easiest way, therefore, of learning ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

[Animadvert.] 1. A* adjective; Having the faculty of perception, or the power of perceiving. 2. Ah xuhstuntive: That which has the faculty of perception ; the soul. " That lively inward antmadversal: it is the soul itself; fori cannot conceive the body ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

admonish; animadvert; berate; castigate; censure; chasten; chastise; chide; condemn; criticize; denounce; denunciate; discipline; impugn; objurgate; punish; rebuke; remonstrate; reprehend; ...

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Animadvert Meaning

Video shows what animadvert means. To consider.. To turn judicial attention (to), to punish or criticise.. To criticise, censure.. Animadvert Meaning. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1N1I1M3A1D2V4E1R1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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