Origin of animadvertClassical Latin animadvertere, to observe, censure ; from animum (acc. of animus, mind) + advertere, to turn: see animus and amp; advert
intransitive verban·i·mad·vert·ed, an·i·mad·vert·ing, an·i·mad·verts
Origin of animadvertMiddle English animadverten, to notice, from Latin animadvertere : animus, mind; see an&schwa;- in Indo-European roots + advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.
(third-person singular simple present animadverts, present participle animadverting, simple past and past participle animadverted)
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, XV.v:
- he had probably committed violence with his hands, had not the parson interposed, saying, "For heaven's sake, sir, animadvert that you are in the house of a great lady."
- (archaic, law, intransitive) To turn judicial attention (to); to punish or criticise.
- To criticise, censure.
From Latin animadverto, from animum (“mind”) + adverto (“turn to”).