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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animadvert  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animadvert 
  v  :  speak  one's  opinion  without  fear  or  hesitation;  "John  spoke 
  up  at  the  meeting"  [syn:  {opine},  {speak  up},  {sound  off}] 




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