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com·men·ta·tor

 (kŏm′ən-tā′tər)
n.
1. A broadcaster or writer who reports and analyzes events in the news.
2. One who writes or delivers a commentary or commentaries.

commentator

(ˈkɒmənˌteɪtə)
n
1. (Broadcasting) a person who provides a spoken commentary for a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
2. a person who writes notes on a text, event, etc

com•men•ta•tor

(ˈkɒm ənˌteɪ tər)

n.
1. a person who discusses news, sports, or other topics on TV or radio.
2. a person who makes commentaries.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin commentātor interpreter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commentator - an expert who observes and comments on somethingcommentator - an expert who observes and comments on something
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
annotator - a commentator who writes notes to a text
2.commentator - a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

commentator

noun
2. critic, interpreter, expositor, annotator He is a commentator on African affairs.

commentator

noun
A person who evaluates and reports on the worth of something:
Translations
مُعَلِّقمُعلّق، مُعقّب
komentátorreportér
kommentator
selostaja
komentator
helyszíni közvetítõkommentátor
útskÿrandi; fréttaskÿrandi
解説者
해설자
poročevalec
kommentator
ผู้แสดงความคิดเห็นหรือผู้วิจารณ์
nhà bình luận

commentator

[ˈkɒmənteɪtəʳ] N (Rad, TV) → comentarista mf

commentator

[ˈkɒmənteɪtər] n
(on sports event, match)commentateur/trice m/f
(= writer, broadcaster) (on current affairs)journaliste mf

commentator

n
(Rad, TV) → Reporter(in) m(f)
(on texts etc) → Interpret(in) m(f); (of Bible)Exeget(in) m(f)

commentator

[ˈkɒmɛnteɪtəʳ] n (Radio) → radiocronista m/f (TV) → telecronista m/f

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

commentator

مُعَلِّق komentátor kommentator Reporter σχολιαστής comentarista selostaja commentateur komentator commentatore 解説者 해설자 commentator kommentator komentator comentador, comentarista комментатор kommentator ผู้แสดงความคิดเห็นหรือผู้วิจารณ์ yorumcu nhà bình luận 解说员
References in classic literature ?
The sagacious reader will not from this simile imagine these poor people had any apprehension of the design with which Mrs Wilkins was now coming towards them; but as the great beauty of the simile may possibly sleep these hundred years, till some future commentator shall take this work in hand, I think proper to lend the reader a little assistance in this place.
Weeks had listened politely, with smiling modesty, till Hayward finished; then he asked one or two insidious questions, so innocent in appearance that Hayward, not seeing into what a quandary they led him, answered blandly; Weeks made a courteous objection, then a correction of fact, after that a quotation from some little known Latin commentator, then a reference to a German authority; and the fact was disclosed that he was a scholar.
As to his blood, I suppose the family quarterings are three cuttle-fish sable, and a commentator rampant.
Nevertheless I am far from regarding myself as one of those privileged ones to whom the Ved refers when it says, that "he who has true faith in the Omnipresent Supreme Being may eat all that exists," that is, is not bound to inquire what is his food, or who prepares it; and even in their case it is to be observed, as a Hindoo commentator has remarked, that the Vedant limits this privilege to "the time of distress.
No, that was another commentator, whom the papers named.
It is rather a moment when the commentator should step forward.
As for the [Greek] of line 143, no commentator ancient or modern has been able to say what was intended--but whatever they were, Melanthius could never carry twelve shields, twelve helmets, and twelve spears.
I soon discovered that both of them were perfect strangers to the rest of the company, and had never seen or heard of them before; and I had a whisper from a ghost who shall be nameless, "that these commentators always kept in the most distant quarters from their principals, in the lower world, through a consciousness of shame and guilt, because they had so horribly misrepresented the meaning of those authors to posterity.
When I devised this story, I foresaw the likelihood that a class of readers and commentators would suppose that I was at great pains to conceal exactly what I was at great pains to suggest: namely, that Mr John Harmon was not slain, and that Mr John Rokesmith was he.
Besides, it has been divined by other continental commentators, that when Jonah was thrown overboard from the Joppa ship, he straightway effected his escape to another vessel near by, some vessel with a whale for a figure-head; and, I would add, possibly called The Whale, as some craft are nowadays christened the Shark, the Gull, the Eagle.
I was taught first to read and write, and then to learn the Koran, which is the basis of our holy religion, and the better to understand it, I read with my tutors the ablest commentators on its teaching, and committed to memory all the traditions respecting the Prophet, which have been gathered from the mouth of those who were his friends.
Thick-headed commentators upon the Bible, and stupid preachers and teachers, work more damage to religion than sensible, cool-brained clergymen can fight away again, toil as they may.