Definition of animadvert in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌanɪmədˈvəːt/


[no object] (animadvert on/upon/against) formal
Pass criticism or censure on; speak out against: we shall be obliged to animadvert most severely upon you in our report
More example sentences
  • We are not now enquiring whether the community ought to animadvert upon the errors of its members.
  • We have already animadverted on the extraordinary eagerness of the first Roman to occupy Britain.
  • One of our neighbors, good old Deacon Winship, often animadverted upon the luxury and extravagance of the times.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'pay attention to'): from Latin animadvertere, from animus 'mind' + advertere (from ad- 'towards' + vertere 'to turn').

Words that rhyme with animadvert

advert, alert, assert, avert, Bert, blurt, Burt, cert, chert, concert, controvert, convert, curt, desert, dessert, dirt, divert, exert, flirt, girt, hurt, inert, insert, introvert, Kurt, malapert, overt, pert, quirt, shirt, skirt, spirt, spurt, squirt, Sturt, subvert, vert, wort, yurt

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