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com·ment

 (kŏm′ĕnt)
n.
1.
a. A written note intended as an explanation, illustration, or criticism of a passage in a book or other writing; an annotation.
b. A series of annotations or explanations.
2.
a. A statement of fact or opinion, especially a remark that expresses a personal reaction or attitude.
b. An implied conclusion or judgment: a novel that is a comment on contemporary lawlessness.
3. Talk; gossip: a divorce that caused much comment.
4. Computers A string of text in a program that does not function in the program itself but is used by the programmer to explain instructions.
5. Linguistics The part of a sentence that provides new information about the topic. Also called rheme.
v. com·ment·ed, com·ment·ing, com·ments
v.intr.
1. To make a comment; remark.
2. To serve as a judgmental commentary: "Her demise comments on [the Upper East Side's] entire way of life" (Mark Muro).
v.tr.
To make comments on; annotate.

[Middle English, from Late Latin commentum, interpretation, from Latin, contrivance, from neuter past participle of comminīscī, to devise; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

comment

(ˈkɒmɛnt)
n
1. a remark, criticism, or observation
2. talk or gossip
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a note explaining or criticizing a passage in a text
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) explanatory or critical matter added to a text
vb
5. (when: intr, often foll by on; when tr, takes a clause as object) to remark or express an opinion
6. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) (intr) to write notes explaining or criticizing a text
[C15: from Latin commentum invention, from comminiscī to contrive, related to mens mind]
ˈcommenter n

com•ment

(ˈkɒm ɛnt)

n.
1. a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather.
2. gossip; talk: His absence gave rise to comment.
3. a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society.
4. a critical or explanatory annotation to a text or to a passage in a text.
5. Also called rheme. the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic.Compare topic (def. 3).
v.i.
6. to make remarks or observations.
7. to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text; elucidate.
v.t.
8. to make comments or remarks on.
9. to furnish with comments; annotate (a text).
Idioms:
no comment, I refuse to speak; I have nothing to say.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin commentum device, fabrication (Late Latin: interpretation, commentary), n. use of neuter of commentus, past participle of comminīscī to devise =com- com- + -minīscī; see reminiscent]
com′ment•a•ble, adj.
com′ment•er, n.

comment

commentary
1. 'comment'

A comment is something you say that expresses your opinion of something.

People in the town started making rude comments.
It is unnecessary for me to add any comment.
2. 'commentary'

A commentary is a description of an event that is broadcast on radio or television while the event is taking place.

We gathered round the radio to listen to the commentary.
The programme will include live commentary on the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

comment

mentionremark
1. 'comment'

If you comment on a situation, or make a comment about it, you give your opinion on it.

Mr Cook has not commented on these reports.
I was wondering whether you had any comments.
2. 'mention'

If you mention something, you say it, but only briefly, especially when you have not talked about it before.

He mentioned that he might go to New York.
3. 'remark'

If you remark on something, or make a remark about it, you say what you think or what you have noticed, often in a casual way.

Visitors remark on how well the children look.
Martin made a rude remark about her t-shirt.

comment


Past participle: commented
Gerund: commenting

Imperative
comment
comment
Present
I comment
you comment
he/she/it comments
we comment
you comment
they comment
Preterite
I commented
you commented
he/she/it commented
we commented
you commented
they commented
Present Continuous
I am commenting
you are commenting
he/she/it is commenting
we are commenting
you are commenting
they are commenting
Present Perfect
I have commented
you have commented
he/she/it has commented
we have commented
you have commented
they have commented
Past Continuous
I was commenting
you were commenting
he/she/it was commenting
we were commenting
you were commenting
they were commenting
Past Perfect
I had commented
you had commented
he/she/it had commented
we had commented
you had commented
they had commented
Future
I will comment
you will comment
he/she/it will comment
we will comment
you will comment
they will comment
Future Perfect
I will have commented
you will have commented
he/she/it will have commented
we will have commented
you will have commented
they will have commented
Future Continuous
I will be commenting
you will be commenting
he/she/it will be commenting
we will be commenting
you will be commenting
they will be commenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been commenting
you have been commenting
he/she/it has been commenting
we have been commenting
you have been commenting
they have been commenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been commenting
you will have been commenting
he/she/it will have been commenting
we will have been commenting
you will have been commenting
they will have been commenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been commenting
you had been commenting
he/she/it had been commenting
we had been commenting
you had been commenting
they had been commenting
Conditional
I would comment
you would comment
he/she/it would comment
we would comment
you would comment
they would comment
Past Conditional
I would have commented
you would have commented
he/she/it would have commented
we would have commented
you would have commented
they would have commented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comment - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds informationcomment - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
ad-lib - remark made spontaneously without prior preparation; "his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"
courtesy - a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
gambit, ploy - an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
obiter dictum, passing comment - an incidental remark
mention, reference - a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"
observation, reflexion, reflection - a remark expressing careful consideration
rib - a teasing remark
sally, wisecrack, quip, crack - witty remark
gibe, jibe, barb, dig, shaft, slam, shot - an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"
conversation stopper, stopper - a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
banality, cliche, commonplace, platitude, bromide - a trite or obvious remark
zinger - a striking or amusing or caustic remark; "he always greeted me with a new zinger"; "she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition"
2.comment - a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
Midrash - (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
3.comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
report, account - the act of informing by verbal report; "he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"
earful - an outpouring of gossip
hearsay, rumor, rumour - gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
grapevine, pipeline, word of mouth - gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"
malicious gossip, scandal, dirt - disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
talk of the town, talk - idle gossip or rumor; "there has been talk about you lately"
Verb1.comment - make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
note, remark, mention, observe - make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
wisecrack - make a comment, usually ironic
kibbitz, kibitz - make unwanted and intrusive comments
2.comment - explain or interpret something
second-guess - evaluate or criticize with hindsight
explain, explicate - make plain and comprehensible; "He explained the laws of physics to his students"
disc-jockey, disk-jockey, DJ - comment on music to be played; "He has a job disk-jockeying on the weekend"
3.comment - provide interlinear explanations for words or phrasescomment - provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
rede, interpret - give an interpretation or explanation to

comment

verb
1. remark, say, note, mention, point out, observe, utter, opine, interpose Stuart commented that this was very true.
2. (usually with on) remark on, explain, talk about, discuss, speak about, say something about, allude to, elucidate, make a comment on So far Mr Cook has not commented on these reports.
noun
1. remark, statement, observation He made these comments at a news conference.
2. note, criticism, explanation, illustration, commentary, exposition, annotation, elucidation He had added a few comments in the margin.
3. discussion, talk, debate, discourse, deliberation There's been a lot of comment lately on miscarriages of justice.

comment

noun
1. Critical explanation or analysis:
2. An expression of fact or opinion:
verb
To state facts, opinions, or explanations:
Translations
تَعْلِيقتَعْليق، تَعْقيبيُعَلِّقُ عَلَىيُعَلِّق، يُعَقِّب
poznámkavyjádřit sekomentovat
kommentarkommenterebemærkebemærkning
kommentoidakommentti
komentiratiopaska
kommentármegjegyzést fűz
gera athugasemdumsögn
論評論評する
논평논평하다
daryti pastabąkomentaraskomentatoriuskomentuotipareikšti nuomonę
atsauksmedot atsauksmikomentārskomentēt
komentarkomentiratipripombapripomniti
kommentarkommentera
แสดงความคิดเห็นข้อคิดเห็น
bình luậnlời bình luận

comment

[ˈkɒment]
A. N (= remark) (written or spoken) → comentario m, observación f; (= gossip) → comentarios mpl
no commentsin comentarios
to make a commenthacer un comentario or una observación
she made the comment thatobservó que ...
he made no commentno hizo ningún comentario
to cause comment (= cause gossip) → provocar comentarios
B. VIhacer observaciones or comentarios, comentar
to comment on [+ text] → comentar, hacer un comentario de; [+ subject] → hacer observaciones or comentarios acerca de; (to the press) → hacer declaraciones sobre
C. VT (in conversation) → observar
to comment thatobservar que ...

comment

[ˈkɒmɛnt]
n
(= remark) → commentaire m
He made no comment → Il n'a fait aucun commentaire.
no comment! → je n'ai rien à dire!
(= reflection) to be a comment on sth → être une réflexion sur qch
vifaire des remarques, faire des commentaires
I couldn't possibly comment → Je ne peux faire aucun commentaire.
to comment on → faire des remarques sur
to comment (that) ... → faire remarquer que ...

comment

n (= remark)Bemerkung f (→ on,about über +acc, → zu); (official) → Kommentar m(on zu); (no pl: = talk, gossip) → Gerede nt; (= textual or margin note etc)Anmerkung f; no commentkein Kommentar!; to make a commenteine Bemerkung machen, einen Kommentar abgeben
visich äußern (→ on über +acc, → zu), → einen Kommentar abgeben (on zu); need I comment?Kommentar überflüssig!

comment

[ˈkɒmɛnt]
1. n (remark, written or spoken) → commento, osservazione f; (critical) → critica
"no comment" → "(non ho) niente da dire"
to cause comment → provocare critiche
2. vi to comment (on)fare commenti or dichiarazioni (su)
3. vt to comment thatosservare che

comment

(ˈkoment) noun
(a) spoken or written remark. He made several comments about her untidy appearance.
verb
(with on) to make such a remark. He commented on her appearance.
ˈcommentaryplural ˈcommentaries noun
(also running commentary) a series of broadcast comments by a reporter at a ceremony, sports event etc.
ˈcommentate (-teit) verb
to give a commentary. Who is commentating on the football match?
ˈcommentator noun

comment

تَعْلِيق, يُعَلِّقُ عَلَى poznámka, vyjádřit se kommentar, kommentere bemerken, Kommentar σχολιάζω, σχόλιο comentar, comentario kommentoida, kommentti commentaire, commenter komentirati, opaska commentare, commento 論評, 論評する 논평, 논평하다 commentaar geven op, opmerking kommentar, kommentere komentarz, skomentować comentar, comentário комментарий, комментировать kommentar, kommentera แสดงความคิดเห็น, ข้อคิดเห็น yorum, yorum yapmak bình luận, lời bình luận 注释, 评论

comment

n. comentario;
v. comentar; hacer un comentario.
References in classic literature ?
This is some of Beecher's work," was Professor Bumper's grim comment.
I'd like to start after him the biggest alligator in the river," was Ned's comment.
Challenger, who, being satisfied that no criticism or comment in this book is meant in an offensive spirit, has guaranteed that he will place no impediment to its publication and circulation.
What presently happened at this crisis in Flora de Barral's fate was beyond his power of comment, seemed in a sense natural.
And he was amongst them like a child, sensitive, impressionable, plastic--but unable to find for himself any sort of comment.
If I do not conceal myself, he may be reminded to write something disagreeable about my lack of a crest or my appetite for scrap- iron; and although he is inexpressibly brilliant when he devotes himself to censure of folly and greed, his dulness is matchless when he transcends the limits of legitimate comment.
What is bad (this is my comment again) is that I dare say people will be thankful for the gold pins then.
Which, among other things, may serve as a comment on that saying of Aeschines, that "drunkenness shows the mind of a man, as a mirrour reflects his person.
I will be polite to everybody," was my third resolution, which passed without comment.
The dairyman paused, and one or two words of comment came from the listeners.
Some comment upon his limited powers of conversation.
When it was suggested to him that he should enter the civil service, or when the war or any general political affairs were discussed on the assumption that everybody's welfare depended on this or that issue of events, he would listen with a mild and pitying smile and surprise people by his strange comments.