commentate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from commentator. Equivalent to comment +‎ -ate.

Verb[edit]

commentate (third-person singular simple present commentates, present participle commentating, simple past and past participle commentated)

  1. To provide a commentary; to act as a commentator; to maintain a stream of comments about some event.
    For the radio audience he will commentate on the match.

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes proscribed as an unnecessary or uneducated backformation, with comment and provide commentary preferred.

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

commentate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of commentare
  2. second-person plural imperative of commentare
  3. feminine plural of commentato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

commentāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of commentātus