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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

animadvert

\an-uh-mad-VURT\ , verb;
1.
To comment unfavorably or critically.
2.
Obsolete. To take cognizance or notice of.
Quotes:
I have a proposition which I am desirous of making to Mr. Gilmore, as a magistrate acting in this part of the county. Of course, it is not for me to animadvert upon what the magistrates may do at the bench tomrorrow.
-- Anthony Trollope, The Vicar of Bullhamptom
It is not our business to animadvert upon these lines; we are not critics, but historians.
-- Andrew Lang, The Blue Fairy Book
Origin:
Animadvert comes from the Latin animadvertere meaning to heed or censure.
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