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comment

com·ment

comment

 
 
pronunciation:
ka ment
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a written or spoken statement of observation or opinion.
The professor gave me some helpful comments on my paper.She was surprised that no one made a comment about her new haircut.
synonyms:
observation, remark
similar words:
aside, statement, utterance
definition 2: remarks or observations, often critical, made across a group of people.
The couple's behavior drew a good deal of comment in the community.
synonyms:
talk
similar words:
criticism, discussion, gossip, interpretation
definition 3: a judgment or statement about something, intentionally implied or able to be drawn from something that is witnessed or experienced.
His novel is a comment on the harsh conditions under which the poor were living at the time.They feel that the vast amount of violence on television is a comment on the direction in which society is changing.
synonyms:
statement
similar words:
criticism, judgment
definition 4: an explanatory or critical note added to a written text.
Our Shakespeare text includes comments at the bottom of each page that help us understand unfamiliar words.
synonyms:
annotation, gloss, note
similar words:
clarification, elucidation, exegesis, explanation, footnote, marginalia
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: commented, commenting, comments
definition 1: to make a spoken or written observation.
Her boss decided not to comment on her lateness that morning.Nearly everyone at the meeting commented on the proposal.
synonyms:
observe, opine, remark
similar words:
interpret, note, state
definition 2: to write a note of criticism or explanation about a text.
At the end of the chapter, the author comments on the aftermath of the rebellion.
similar words:
annotate, clarify, elucidate, explain, gloss
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: express as an observation or opinion; remark.
The professor commented that several important points were not covered in her essay.
definition 2: to make a comment or comments on.
He asked her to comment his paper.