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comment

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noun com·ment \ˈkä-ˌment\

Simple Definition of comment

  • : a spoken or written statement that expresses an opinion about someone or something

  • : a written note that explains or discusses the meaning of something (such as a piece of writing)

  • : spoken or written discussion about something (such as an event in the news)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of comment

  1. 1 :  commentary

  2. 2 :  a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing

  3. 3 a :  an observation or remark expressing an opinion or attitude <critical comments> b :  a judgment expressed indirectly <sees the film as a comment on modern values>

Examples of comment in a sentence

  1. The most frequent comment was that the service was slow.

  2. I find your comments offensive.

  3. I'd like to begin with a few general comments.

  4. Comments or suggestions can be sent to our main Web address.

  5. We haven't gotten any comments on the new design.

  6. I'd appreciate your comments on this issue.

  7. We've received positive comments from many of our readers.

  8. She couldn't be reached for comment.

  9. The new edition includes the translator's comments.

  10. The radio program offers news and comment.



Origin of comment

Middle English, from Late Latin commentum, from Latin, invention, from neuter of commentus, past participle of comminisci to invent, from com- + -minisci (akin to ment-, mens mind) — more at mind


First Known Use: 14th century


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comment

verb com·ment

Simple Definition of comment

  • : to make a statement about someone or something : to make a comment

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of comment

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a comment on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to explain or interpret something by comment <commenting on recent developments>

Examples of comment in a sentence

  1. When asked about his involvement in the scandal, he refused to comment.

  2. She commented that the service seemed slow.



15th Century

First Known Use of comment

15th century


COMMENT Defined for Kids

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comment

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noun com·ment \ˈkä-ˌment\

Definition of comment for Students

  1. 1 :  an expression of opinion either in speech or writing <The most frequent comment was that service was slow.>

  2. 2 :  mention of something that deserves notice <I'd like to make a few general comments before we begin class.>




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comment

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verb com·ment

Definition of comment for Students

commentedcommenting

  1. :  to make a statement about someone or something :  make a comment




Law Dictionary

comment

noun com·ment

Legal Definition of comment

  1. 1 often cap a :  an essay analyzing, criticizing, or explaining a subject <a comment published in the Yale Law Review> b :  an explanatory remark appended to a section of text (as of enacted code)

  2. 2 :  an expression of an opinion or attitude about something: as a :  a remark to a jury by a judge or prosecutor about evidence Editor's note: A prosecutor may not remark to the jury that a defendant's failure to testify implies guilt, and a judge may not remark to the jury his or her opinion about what the evidence does or does not prove. b :  a written expression of opinion or information solicited by an agency about a subject of its rulemaking — see also informal rulemaking





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