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 for animadvert
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animadvert \An`i*mad*vert"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Animadverted;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Animadverting.] [L. animadvertere; animus
     mind + advertere to turn to; ad to + vertere to turn.]
     1. To take notice; to observe; -- commonly followed by that.
        --Dr. H. More.
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     2. To consider or remark by way of criticism or censure; to
        express censure; -- with on or upon.
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              I should not animadvert on him . . . if he had not
              used extreme severity in his judgment of the
              incomparable Shakespeare.             --Dryden.
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     3. To take cognizance judicially; to inflict punishment.
        [Archaic] --Grew.
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     Syn: To remark; comment; criticise; censure.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  animadvert
      v 1: express one's opinion openly and without fear or
           hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting" [syn: opine,
           speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound off]
      2: express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark

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