commentate

verb
com·​men·​tate | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌtāt How to pronounce commentate (audio) \
commentated; commentating

Definition of commentate

transitive verb

: to give a commentary on

intransitive verb

: to comment in a usually expository or interpretive manner also : to act as a commentator

Examples of commentate in a Sentence

He will be commentating on tomorrow night's game.
Recent Examples on the Web On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, former President Donald Trump will host and commentate the Triller Fight Club heavyweight boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. NBC News, 8 Sep. 2021 On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, former president Donald Trump will host and commentate the Triller Fight Club heavyweight boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 7 Sep. 2021 Weir left to commentate the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas. Candace Taylor, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2021 According to Hume, commissioning a caricature can be like inviting a third party to commentate on how your date is going. Serena Puang, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who was inside Old Trafford preparing to commentate on the game for Sky Sports, called on the Glazers to put the club up for sale. Rob Harris, ajc, 2 May 2021 Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who was inside Old Trafford preparing to commentate on the game for Sky Sports, called on the Glazers to put the club up for sale. BostonGlobe.com, 2 May 2021 Snoop Dogg, who is scheduled to commentate the event, offered to bump the bet up to $2 million. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2021 During its first run, the Johns would commentate in front of a green screen of pre-recorded footage. Sly Sanchez, EW.com, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of commentate

1794, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for commentate

back-formation from commentator

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The first known use of commentate was in 1794

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12 Sep 2021

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“Commentate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commentate. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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commentate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of commentate

: to provide a description on a radio or television program of an event (such as a sports contest) as it is happening

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