Definition of commentate in English:


Line breaks: com|men|tate
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmənteɪt


[no object] British
Report on an event as it occurs, especially for a news or sports broadcast; provide a commentary: they commentate on live Monday matches
More 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.

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