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comment

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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com=ment

CIDE DICTIONARY

commentv. i. [F. commenter, L. commentari to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to remember, mens mind. See Mind.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A physician to comment on your malady."  [1913 Webster]
    "Critics . . . proceed to comment on him."  [1913 Webster]
    "I must translate and comment."  [1913 Webster]
commentv. t. 
     To comment on.  Fuller.  [1913 Webster]
commentn. [Cf. OF. comment.].
  •  A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their lavish comment when her name was named."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.  [1913 Webster]
    "All the volumes of philosophy,
    With all their comments.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

comment, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a remark, esp. critical; an opinion (passed a comment on her hat). b commenting; criticism (his behaviour aroused much comment; an hour of news and comment).
2 a an explanatory note (e.g. on a written text). b written criticism or explanation (e.g. of a text).
3 (of a play, book, etc.) a critical illustration; a parable (his art is a comment on society).
--v.intr.
1 (often foll. by on, upon, or that + clause) make (esp. critical) remarks (commented on her choice of friends).
2 (often foll. by on, upon) write explanatory notes.

Idiom
no comment colloq. I decline to answer your question.
Derivative
commenter n.
Etymology
ME f. L commentum contrivance (in LL also = interpretation), neut. past part. of comminisci devise, or F commenter (v.)

THESAURUS

comment

Parthian shot, accents, address, affirmation, allegation, allude to, analysis, animadversion, animadvert, annotate, annotation, answer, apostrophe, apparatus criticus, approval, assertion, averment, blurt, blurt out, book review, call attention to, censure, chatter, clarification, commentary, commentate, commentation, construe, conversation, crack, critical bibliography, critical journal, critical notice, critical review, criticism, critique, declaration, dictum, discourse, discuss, editorial, elocution, elucidate, elucidation, exclaim, exclamation, exegesis, expansion, explain, explanation, explicate, expose, exposition, expound, expression, footnote, gab, gloss, greeting, interject, interjection, language, leader, leading article, let drop, let fall, literary criticism, make reference to, mention, muse, notation, note, note of explanation, notice, obiter dictum, observation, observe, opine, opinion, oral communication, palaver, parole, phrase, position, prattle, pronouncement, question, rapping, reaction, refer to, reference, reflect, reflection, remark, report, reveal, review, running commentary, say, saying, scholium, sentence, speak, speaking, speech, statement, subjoinder, talk, talk about, talking, thought, utterance, view, word, word of explanation, words, write-up, yakkety-yak, yakking

ROGET THESAURUS

comment

Reasoning,

N reasoning ratiocination rationalism, dialectics, induction, generalization, discussion, comment, ventilation, inquiry, argumentation, controversy, debate, polemics, wrangling, contention, logomachy, disputation, disceptation, paper war, art of reasoning, logic, process of reasoning, train of reasoning, chain of reasoning, deduction, induction, abduction, synthesis, analysis, argument, case, plaidoyer, opening, lemma, proposition, terms, premises, postulate, data, starting point, principle, inference, prosyllogism, syllogism, enthymeme, sorites, dilemma, perilepsis, a priori reasoning, reductio ad absurdum, horns of a dilemma, argumentum ad hominem, comprehensive argument, empirema, epagoge, reasoner, logician, dialectician, disputant, controversialist, controvertist, wrangler, arguer, debater polemic, casuist, rationalist, scientist, eristic, logical sequence, good case, correct just reasoning, sound reasoning, valid reasoning, cogent reasoning, logical reasoning, forcible reasoning, persuasive reasoning, persuasory reasoning, consectary reasoning, conclusive, subtle reasoning, force of argument, strong point, strong argument, persuasive argument, arguments, reasons, pros and cons, reasoning, rationalistic, argumentative, controversial, dialectic, polemical, discursory, discursive, disputatious, Aristotelian, eristic, eristical, debatable, controvertible, logical, relevant, for, because, hence, whence, seeing that, since, sith, then thence so, for that reason, for this reason, for which reason, for as, inasmuch as, whereas, ex concesso, considering, in consideration of, therefore, wherefore, consequently, ergo, thus, accordingly, a fortiori, in conclusion, in fine, finally, after all, au bout du compt, on the whole, taking one thing with another, ab actu ad posse valet consecutio, per troppo dibatter la verita si perde, troppo disputare la verita fa errare.

Judgment

VB judge, conclude, come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain, determine, make up one's mind, deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, make a deduction, weet, ween, form an estimate, estimate, appreciate, value, count, assess, rate, rank, account, regard, consider, think of, look upon, review, size up, settle, pass an opinion, give an opinion, decide, try, pronounce, rule, pass judgment, pass sentence, sentence, doom, find, give judgment, deliver judgment, adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, award, report, bring in a verdict, make absolute, set a question at rest, confirm, comment, criticize, kibitz, pass under review, investigate, hold the scales, sit in judgment, try judgment, hear a cause.

Interpretation

N interpretation, definition, explanation, explication, solution, answer, rationale, plain interpretation, simple interpretation, strict interpretation, meaning, translation, rendering, rendition, redition, literal translation, free translation, key, secret, clew, clavis, crib, pony, trot, exegesis, expounding, exposition, hermeneutics, comment, commentary, inference, illustration, exemplification, gloss, annotation, scholium, note, elucidation, dilucidation, eclaircissement, mot d'enigme, symptomatology, semiology, semeiology, semiotics, metoposcopy, physiognomy, paleography, oneirology acception, acceptation, acceptance, light, reading, lection, construction, version, equivalent, equivalent meaning, synonym, paraphrase, metaphrase, convertible terms, apposition, dictionary, polyglot, explanatory, expository, explicative, explicatory, exegetical, construable, polyglot, literal, paraphrastic, metaphrastic, consignificative, synonymous, equivalent, in explanation, that is to say, id est, videlicet, to wit, namely, in other words, literally, strictly speaking, in plain, in plainer terms, in plainer words, in plainer English, more simply.


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