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Definition 1: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where comment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software

Synonyms for comment in the sense of this definition

(comment is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of comment ) remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

"his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"

(... is a kind of comment ) a trite or obvious remark

(... is a kind of comment ) a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply

(... is a kind of comment ) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

(... is a kind of comment ) witty remark

(... is a kind of comment ) a teasing remark

(... is a kind of comment ) a remark expressing careful consideration

(... is a kind of comment ) a remark that calls attention to something or someone

"she made frequent mention of her promotion" "there was no mention of it" "the speaker made several references to his wife"

(... is a kind of comment ) an incidental remark

(... is a kind of comment ) an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

(... is a kind of comment ) a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

(... is a kind of comment ) a striking or amusing or caustic remark

"he always greeted me with a new zinger" "she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition"

Definition 2: a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where comment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

Synonyms for comment in the sense of this definition

(comment is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of comment ) (Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text

(... is a kind of comment ) a comment or instruction (usually added)

"his notes were appended at the end of the article" "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

Definition 3: a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where comment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the divorce caused much gossip

Synonyms for comment in the sense of this definition

(comment is a kind of ...) the act of informing by verbal report

"he heard reports that they were causing trouble" "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

(... is a kind of comment ) an outpouring of gossip

(... is a kind of comment ) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth

(... is a kind of comment ) gossip spread by spoken communication

"the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

(... is a kind of comment ) disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

(... is a kind of comment ) idle gossip or rumor

"there has been talk about you lately"

Definition 4: make or write a comment on - [verb of communication]

Samples where comment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he commented the paper of his colleague

Synonyms for comment in the sense of this definition

(comment is a kind of ...) make mention of

"She observed that his presentation took up too much time" "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

(... is a kind of comment ) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of comment ) make a comment, usually ironic

(... is a kind of comment ) make unwanted and intrusive comments

Definition 5: provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases - [verb of communication]

Samples where comment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He annotated on what his teacher had written

Synonyms for comment in the sense of this definition

(comment is a kind of ...) give an interpretation or explanation to

Definition 6: explain or interpret something - [verb of communication]

(comment is a kind of ...) make plain and comprehensible

"He explained the laws of physics to his students"

(... is a kind of comment ) evaluate or criticize with hindsight

(... is a kind of comment ) comment on music to be played

"He has a job disk-jockeying on the weekend"

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