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English noun: comment

1. comment (communication) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

SamplesFrom time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account.

Synonymsinput, remark

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)ad-lib, banality, barb, bromide, cliche, commonplace, conversation stopper, courtesy, crack, dig, gambit, gibe, jibe, mention, obiter dictum, observation, passing comment, platitude, ploy, quip, reference, reflection, reflexion, rib, sally, shaft, shot, slam, stopper, wisecrack, zinger

2. comment (communication) a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

SamplesHe wrote an extended comment on the proposal.


Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)annotation, Midrash, notation, note

3. comment (communication) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

SamplesThe divorce caused much gossip.

Synonymsgossip, scuttlebutt

Broader (hypernym)account, report

Narrower (hyponym)dirt, earful, grapevine, hearsay, malicious gossip, pipeline, rumor, rumour, scandal, talk, talk of the town, word of mouth

English verb: comment

1. comment (communication) make or write a comment on

SamplesHe commented the paper of his colleague.

Synonymsnotice, point out, remark

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)mention, note, observe, remark

Narrower (hyponym)criticise, criticize, kibbitz, kibitz, knock, pick apart, wisecrack

2. comment (communication) explain or interpret something

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)explain, explicate

Narrower (hyponym)disc-jockey, disk-jockey, DJ, second-guess

3. comment (communication) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

SamplesHe annotated on what his teacher had written.

Synonymsannotate, gloss

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)interpret, rede

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