comment

[ kom-ent ]
/ ˈkɒm ɛnt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to make remarks, observations, or criticisms: He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.

verb (used with object)

to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.

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Origin of comment

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English com(m)ent “explanatory note, comment,” from Old French comment “commentary,” from Late Latin commentum “interpretation, comment,” from Latin “device, fabrication, falsehood,” noun use of neuter of commentus (past participle of comminīscī “to contrive, devise”), equivalent to com- com- + men- (base of mēns, mentis “mind, heart, soul, disposition,” see mind) + -tus past participle ending

synonym study for comment

1. See remark.

OTHER WORDS FROM comment

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comment

comment , commentate
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British Dictionary definitions for comment

comment
/ (ˈkɒmɛnt) /

noun

a remark, criticism, or observation
talk or gossip
a note explaining or criticizing a passage in a text
explanatory or critical matter added to a text

verb

(when intr, often foll by on; when tr, takes a clause as object) to remark or express an opinion
(intr) to write notes explaining or criticizing a text

Derived forms of comment

commenter, noun

Word Origin for comment

C15: from Latin commentum invention, from comminiscī to contrive, related to mens mind
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