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.
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.
Syn: To remark; comment; criticise; censure.