Definition of Animadvert

1. Verb. Express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation. "John spoke up at the meeting"

Exact synonyms: Opine, Sound Off, Speak Out, Speak Up
Generic synonyms: Declare
Specialized synonyms: Editorialise, Editorialize
Derivative terms: Opinion, Opinionative



2. Verb. Express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark.
Generic synonyms: Censure, Criminate, Reprimand
Derivative terms: Animadversion

Definition of Animadvert

1. v. i. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.

Definition of Animadvert

1. Verb. (obsolete intransitive) To consider. ¹

2. Verb. (archaic legal intransitive) To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise. ¹

3. Verb. To criticise, censure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Animadvert

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Animadvert

anilins
anilism
anilite
anilities
anility
anilox
anils
anima
anima mundi
animable
animacies
animacy
animadversion
animadversions
animadversive
animadvert (current term)
animadverted
animadverter
animadverters
animadverting
animadverts
animal
animal(a)
animal-like
animal-worship
animal black
animal cell culture
animal cell immobilisation
animal charcoal
animal communication

Literary usage of Animadvert

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1. An Inquiry Into the Scriptural Views of Slavery by Albert Barnes (1857)
"... liberty to animadvert upon the injustice of slavery, and to denounce it as entirely inconsistent with the Mosaic institutions. If this was the case, ..."

2. Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena: Written During a Residence of by Alexander Beatson (1816)
"Progress of Agricultural Improvement in 1810-12—beneficial Effects of extending Cultivation—the Government commend the Exertions of some, and animadvert on ..."

3. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"... for the striking of the battle, and the return of Petreius, who is to relate the event of it to the senate; which I should not animadvert on him, ..."

4. The Theological and Literary Journal (1854)
"tradictions of his own principles, and animadvert on a great number of passages in which he expresses very mistaken and reprehensible notions; but these are ..."

5. The Fall of New France, 1755-1760 by Gerald Ephraim Hart (1888)
"... who " are of the same species ; but it is not my business " to animadvert, but to obey such orders as I receive, " and therefore, without hesitation, ..."

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