commentator

[ kom-uh n-tey-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF commentator
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMENTATOR

It is rather a moment when the commentator should step forward.

Adam of Bremen dates about 1070, and his commentator a little later.'

Of the latter, the following illustration is given by a commentator.

But here again my aim is neither that of the commentator nor that of the biographer.

Voltaire, as editor and commentator of Corneille, is freezingly cold.

All of whom (proceeds the Commentator) are sapiṇḍas, connected by food oblations.

This is rather the paraphrase of the Commentator: the text is very obscure.

Overstepping, the Commentator describes to be cultivating beyond the boundary.

But one word is used in the original, which the Commentator thus explains.

The Commentator adds the condition, 'if he have not repented him of his bargain.'

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "writer of commentaries," agent noun in Latin form from comment or commentary (Latin commentator meant "inventor, author"). Middle English also had a noun commentate, attested from early 15c. Meaning "writer of notes or expository comments" is from 1640s; sense of "one who gives commentary" (originally in sports) is from 1928.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMMENTATOR

critic

nounanalyst, interpreter
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