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"comment" in British English

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commentnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ent/  us   /ˈkɑː.ment/
B1 something that you say or write that ​expressesyouropinion: I don't ​want any comments on/about my new ​haircut, ​thank you! He made ​negative comments to the ​press. I ​suppose his ​criticism was fair comment (= a ​reasonableopinion). She was ​asked about the ​payincrease but made no comment (= did not give an ​opinion).
no comment
C2 used to say that you do not ​want to ​answer someone's ​question

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commentverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈkɒm.ent/  us   /ˈkɑː.ment/
B2 to make a comment: My ​mum always comments on what I'm ​wearing. [+ that] He commented that the two ​essays were ​rathersimilar. The ​official refused to/​declined to comment on the ​matter.

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(Definition of comment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"comment" in American English

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commentverb [I]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ent/
to ​express an ​opinion: The ​lawyer won’t comment ​publicly on the ​case.

commentnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈkɑm·ent/
an ​opinion or ​remark: [C] One of his comments had to do with the ​statetaxes. [U] The ​reporter couldn’t ​reach any ​governmentofficials for comment (= to ​ask for ​theiropinions).
(Definition of comment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “comment”
in Korean 언급, 코멘트…
in Arabic تَعْليق…
in Malaysian komen…
in French commentaire…
in Russian комментарий, разъяснение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 評論, 意見, 評價…
in Italian commento…
in Turkish yorum, düşünce, fikir…
in Polish uwaga, komentarz…
in Spanish comentario…
in Vietnamese lời bình…
in Portuguese comentário…
in Thai ข้อคิดเห็น…
in German die Bemerkung…
in Catalan comentari…
in Japanese コメント…
in Chinese (Simplified) 评论, 意见, 评价…
in Indonesian komentar…
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