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[an-uh-mad-vurt] /ˌæn ə mædˈvɜrt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to comment unfavorably or critically (usually followed by on or upon):
to animadvert at length upon his faulty use of English.
verb (used with object)
2.
Obsolete. to take cognizance or notice of.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin animadvertere to heed, censure, equivalent to anim(um), accusative of animus (see animus) + advertere to advert
Related forms
animadverter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for animadvert upon

animadvert

/ˌænɪmædˈvɜːt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
usually foll by on or upon. to comment with strong criticism (upon); make censorious remarks (about)
2.
to make an observation or comment
Word Origin
C16: from Latin animadvertere to notice, pay attention, from animus mind + advertere to turn to, from vertere to turn
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Word Origin and History for animadvert upon
animadvert
1630s, "to take notice of;" the sense of "to criticize, blame, censure" is from 1660s; from L. animadvertere "to notice, to take cognizance of," lit. "to turn the mind to" (see animadversion).
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