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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.


Synonymscommentary


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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