verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of comment
Examples from the Web for commenting
Collins has a policy of generally not commenting on Hunger Games-related matters, anyway.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Posada used the skeleton as a way of talking about politics, commenting on life.
Commenting on the Ray Rice incident, Lozada tweeted that, “I just want women to love themselves enough to leave.”Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse|Amy Zimmerman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reporting it; linking to it; commenting on it; marveling at it; expressing shock and disgust about it.
“When I was doing press for Whitney, critics were commenting on my appearance, saying I was shrill, saying I was needy,” she says.
We refrain from commenting here upon the minimum quantity of the latter necessary to such a debate.A Woman for Mayor|Helen M. Winslow
Bones wouldn't open a letter and get half-way through it before he began his commenting.Bones|Edgar Wallace
In the very first reference made to him he is described as ‘melancholy,’ and as ‘weeping and commenting’ upon a stricken deer.By-ways in Book-land|William Davenport Adams
An opportunity for commenting on some of them will be afforded in another chapter.Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
I need not spend your time in commenting on the final words of this text.Expositions of Holy Scripture|Alexander Maclaren
Word Origin for comment
late 14c., from Old French coment "commentary" or directly from Late Latin commentum "comment, interpretation," in classical Latin "invention, fabrication, fiction," neuter past participle of comminisci "to contrive, devise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + base of meminisse "to remember," related to mens (genitive mentis) "mind" (see mind (n.)). The Latin word meaning "something invented" was taken by Isidore and other Christian theologians for "interpretation, annotation." No comment as a stock refusal to answer a journalist's question is first recorded 1950, from Truman's White House press secretary, Charles Ross.
early 15c., from Middle French commenter (15c.), from Latin commentari, from commentum (see comment (n.)). Related: Commented; commenting.