commentate

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verb com·men·tate \ˈkä-mən-ˌtāt\

Definition of commentate

commentated

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commentating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a commentary on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to comment in a usually expository or interpretive manner; also :  to act as a commentator

Examples of commentate in a Sentence

  1. He will be commentating on tomorrow night's game.

Origin and Etymology of commentate

back-formation from commentator


First Known Use: 1794


COMMENTATE Defined for English Language Learners

commentate

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verb com·men·tate \ˈkä-mən-ˌtāt\

Definition of commentate for English Language Learners

  • : 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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