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Synonyms for animadvert

express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark

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all political questions, and to examine and animadvert upon all political institutions.
Though there was unhappily at New-York ample scope for censure, it is not my wish to animadvert on the conduct of certain men employed at great saleries, with still greater emoluments of situation, to examine and report the condition of transports, when ordered to take troops on board.
So cut Medicare, kick around the Brady bill and animadvert Amy Fisher moviews.
These conservatives animadvert against federal mandates on the states and federal judges who interfere with stale law making, so long as those laws do not clearly contravene the Constitution and are adopted democratically by a majority.
This is what Western commentators are fond of describing as "the cycle of violence"--an easy thing to animadvert about if you are standing outside it.
But I forbear to animadvert further on the disgraceful performance of this fons et origo of the new genteelism, as the job has already been done so splendidly by Leon Wieseltier on the back page of The New Republic.
Well, "Mahound" was a term of contempt used by the Crusaders, and in medieval Christian mystery plays, to animadvert Mohammed; he is always a satanic figure.
This fashionable taste for the foreign was considered a 'deviation from common sense' which did not 'pass unnoticed by Garrick who, in his Prologue to Taste, in the character of Peter Puff (the auctioneer) animadverts upon it with much truth and some humour' (416-7).