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.

Origin of comment

1350–1400; Middle English coment < Latin commentum device, fabrication (Late Latin: interpretation, commentary), noun use of neuter of commentus (past participle of comminīscī to devise), equivalent to com- com- + men- (base of mēns, mentis mind) + -tus past participle ending

SYNONYMS FOR comment

Related forms

Can be confused

comment commentate (see usage note at commentate)

Synonym study

1. See remark.
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British Dictionary definitions for commentable

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

commenter, noun

Word Origin for comment

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