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Definitions of comment

  1. provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; " He annotated on what his teacher had written"
  2. make or write a comment on; " he commented the paper of his colleague"
  3. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; " he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
  4. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; " from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
  5. a report ( often malicious) about the behavior of other people; " the divorce caused much gossip"
  6. explain or interpret something
  7. To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.
  8. To comment on.
  9. A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.
  10. A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.
  11. A critical or explanatory note written to discuss, support, or dispute an article or other presentation previously published. It may take the form of an article, letter, editorial, etc. It appears in publications under a variety of names: comment, commentary, editorial comment, viewpoint, etc.
  12. A spoken or a written note by way of explanation, illustration, or criticism.
  13. To write notes of explanations or criticism upon the text of an author; make observations.
  14. A note conveying an illustration or explanation: a remark, observation, criticism.
  15. To make critical or explanatory notes.
  16. COMMENTATOR, COMMENTOR.
  17. An explanatory note or remark; observation.
  18. To make critical or explanatory remarks.
  19. To make comments; followed by on or upon.
  20. A note in explanation or criticism.
  21. A note in explanation; remark; criticism.
  22. To expound.
  23. To make explanatory or critical remarks, generally on a book.
  24. A note or remark intended to illustrate a writing, or explain a difficult passage in an author; that which explains or illustrates.
  25. To write notes to explain and illustrate the meaning of an author; to expound or explain.
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Antonyms for comment

catechize, interrogate, ask.

Quotes of comment

  1. I'd make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they'd all nod. – Charlotte Bunch
  2. A newspaper should be the maximum of information, and the minimum of comment – Richard Cobden
  3. I never talk about my personal life. After these rumours, I definitely do not want to comment on anything. – Ajay Devgan
  4. Only remember west of the Mississippi it's a little more look, see, act. A little less rationalize, comment talk. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Anyone can negatively criticize- it is the cheapest of all comment because it requires not a modicum of the effort that suggestion requires. – Chuck Jones
  6. Probably what my comment meant was that I don't care about the circumstances if I can tell the truth. – Sally Kirkland
  7. I'm using my art to comment on what I see. You don't have to agree with it. – John Mellencamp
  8. My encounters with racism are sort of second -hand situations where I might be standing around with a group of white friends and someone makes a comment that they wouldn't make at my family reunion. – Wentworth Miller
  9. I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's comment to the effect that if we worked really hard, we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years. – Marvin Minsky
  10. The function of the novelist... is to comment upon life as he sees it. – Frank Norris
  11. If you can't fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant. – Trevor Nunn
  12. The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists was that it's best not to encourage people to look at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves. – Henry Reed
  13. At the present moment, with little or no detail to hand, it is difficult for me to make any comment beyond the expression of horror at the shameless haste with which the government appears to be pressing for our liquidation. – Ethel Rosenberg
  14. Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire! – Adam Sandler
  15. When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid- in which case all comment is superfluous- or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Usage examples for comment

  1. He did not know this; but she knew it, knew by his look and by his only comment You had a perfectly splendid time, didn't you?" – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  2. There was no comment unless the silence could be so construed. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  3. Your comment Sir has made me understand you. – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  4. Is not the wild rose sweet without a comment – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  5. Nor was Judge Hemingway's comment in the least what he had expected it would be. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  6. Is it your idea, Sally retorted quickly, that your waiting on the next corner will not excite comment – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  7. Bradby shot one sharp curious glance at him, but made no comment on what he had said. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  8. Zircon's deep voice cut into his comment – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  9. And Mrs. Duncan had noticed it, without comment and realized that her guest was not a boy, but a man. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  10. Steve made no comment asked no questions. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  11. " He'll be a whole company in himself," was Ralph's comment – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  12. Miriam listened, but made no comment – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. We will pass with our reader without further comment over the two years which Erik spent at school and return to Noroe. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  14. He caused more comment than she, and of a different kind. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  15. Day's comment took Mendax by surprise. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  16. There seemed to be no need to comment upon the beauty of things. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  17. Loudon made no comment – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  18. " Told it word for word as he did to me," was my companion's comment – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  19. " Sir," says I, " I have a right, for five shillings, to comment upon your face, but I never gave you any authority to make remarks upon mine." – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. I need make no comment no thanks are necessary. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy

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