An·i·mad·vert v. i. [imp. & p. p. Animadverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Animadverting.]
1. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
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]
Syn: -- To remark; comment; criticise; censure.
v 1: speak one's opinion without fear or hesitation; "John spoke
up at the meeting" [syn: opine, speak up, sound off]
2: express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark