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1A person who comments on events or on a text.
critic, analyst, pundit, commenter, monitor, observer, blogger, judge, evaluator, interpreter, exponent, expounderView synonyms
- ‘A comment by a leading commentator on British industrial performance, David Coates, is suggestive.’
- ‘I'm a fan of her as an author, but as a social commentator she's way off-beam.’
- ‘He is a commentator and writer.’
- ‘Although the President denied bowing to industry pressure, few analysts or commentators were convinced.’
- ‘His films have divided critics and commentators like those of no other American director.’
- ‘As already noted, some feminists and social commentators have commented on its limitations.’
- ‘He has also made a name for himself as an expert commentator on the latest trends in gifts and gizmos.’
- ‘The City and economics commentators have broadly endorsed this approach.’
- ‘All the critics and commentators had to do was sit back and wait for the new golden age of cinema.’
- ‘Most economic commentators now expect interest to be cut at least once more before Christmas.’
- ‘There are as many interpretations as there are commentators, so I may as well offer my own.’
- ‘Indeed, commentators often observe that it is almost impossible to know where the Prime Minister ends and his adviser begins.’
- ‘The danger lies in the possibility of hype from investors, pundits and poorly informed commentators.’
- ‘This was pointed out by commentators from leading Danish and international media.’
- ‘As always during a crisis, the commentators and critics are clogging America's talk shows.’
- ‘But the British commentators and pundits appear only to see them through English eyes.’
- ‘This is a widely held view among analysts and commentators, a number of whom are quoted in the memo.’
- ‘Another commentator wrote recently about a growing tidal wave fast engulfing Labour.’
- ‘He then spent months as a television commentator criticizing the president's action.’
- ‘At a stroke, all the critics and commentators who had bridled at the appointment of a foreign manager were silenced.’
- 1.1 A person who delivers a live commentary on an event or performance.
narrator, commenter, reporter, correspondent, journalistView synonyms
- ‘So if my ideas about baseball make me a good commentator on the sport, that's fine.’
- ‘John Motson has been a front line commentator with BBC Television for over 25 years.’
- ‘Network television commentators for the Ireland v England game will be Eddie Butler and Brian Moore.’
- ‘He still kicks it today, when he's not working as a commentator for CBC television.’
- ‘The commentators include former players John Virgo, Dennis Taylor and Willie Thorne.’
- ‘Then came the announcement and the commentators, spectators and officials could not believe it.’
- ‘His audible and continuous instruction came quicker than a radio commentator on a tennis match.’
- ‘The collection has won plaudits from golfing past master and BBC sports commentator Peter Allis.’
- ‘People can be very critical of commentators but we are sometimes up against some stiff obstacles.’
- ‘Sports commentator John Helm said Bradford City's extinction would be a tragedy for sport in Yorkshire.’
- ‘For years now pundits and commentators have gone on about England's left side being the problem position.’
- ‘Keighley coach Gary Moorby has swapped seats with Roe, who regularly works as a match commentator on Radio Leeds.’
- ‘Cronje said he had dreams of becoming a sports commentator or columnist after retiring as a national player.’
- ‘What is truly missing from this sport nowadays is good commentators!’
- ‘There will be extra commentators behind both goals to add new dimensions to the usual gripping commentary.’
- ‘Baxter stunned critics and commentators after clawing his way back from eighth position after the first run.’
- ‘The BBC has announced its team of presenters, commentators and analysts for the World Cup.’
- ‘The former Open champion originally planned to play in the event after working as a television commentator at the Ryder Cup.’
- ‘We all like to hear the gaffs that are made on television and radio by our esteemed sports commentators.’
- ‘During the same match, BBC commentator John Virgo was able to give the final word on a tricky dispute.’
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