comment

comment
com|ment1 W2S1 [ˈkɔment US ˈka:-] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Late Latin; Origin: commentum, from Latin, 'invention', from comminisci 'to invent']
1.) [U and C]
an opinion that you express about someone or something
= ↑remark
Does anyone have any questions or comments?
comment on/about
his comments about asylum seekers
He was fined for making abusive comments to the referee.
fair comment
(=criticism that is reasonable or deserved)
2.) [U]
criticism or discussion of something someone has said or done
The speech received much comment in the press.
no comment
(=used by people in public life when they do not want to answer questions)
3.) be a comment on sth
to be a sign of the bad quality of something
The number of adults who cannot read is a sad comment on the quality of our schools.
comment 2
comment2 W3S2 v [I and T]
to express an opinion about someone or something
= ↑remark comment on
People were always commenting on my sister's looks.
comment that
Morrison's lawyer commented that the decision was 'outrageous'.

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