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comment

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noun com·ment \ˈkä-ˌment\

Definition of comment

  1. 1 :  commentary

  2. 2 :  a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing Comments on the passage were printed in the margin.

  3. 3a :  an observation or remark expressing an opinion or attitude critical comments constructive commentsb :  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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comment

verb com·ment

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 commented on the poem's symbolism

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.

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Origin and Etymology of comment

see 1comment


COMMENT Defined for English Language Learners

comment

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Definition of comment for English Language Learners

  • : 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)

comment

verb

Definition of comment for English Language Learners

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


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

commented

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commenting

  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 capitalized 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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