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commentate Syllabification: com·men·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈkämənˌtāt/

Definition of commentate in English:


[no object]
Report on an event as it occurs, especially for a news or sports broadcast; provide a commentary.
Example sentences
  • He has been commentating on the sport since 1949.
  • He has also had a life-long interest in greyhound racing and regularly commentated on the sport on both radio and television.
  • He is keen to branch into areas like sports commentating, a field where former tennis players don't always perform best, he believes.


Mid 19th century: back-formation from commentator.

Words that rhyme with commentate

auscultate • superstate
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