From Latin animadvertō, from Latin animum (“mind”) (accusative singular of animus (“mind; soul; life force”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂enh₁mos (“breath”), from *h₂enh₁- (“to breathe”)) + Latin advertō (“to turn to”) (from Latin ad- (“prefix meaning ‘to’”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (“at; near”) + Latin vertō (“to turn”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wértti (“to be turning around”)).
animadvert (third-person singular simple present animadverts, present participle animadverting, simple past and past participle animadverted)
- (intransitive) To criticise, to censure.
- (intransitive, obsolete) To consider.
- (intransitive, law, archaic) To turn judicial attention (to); to criticise or punish.