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verb (used with object)
  1. to say casually, as in making a comment: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.
  2. to note; perceive; observe: I remarked a slight accent in her speech.
  3. Obsolete. to mark distinctively.
verb (used without object)
  1. to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon): He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.
  1. the act of remarking; notice.
  2. comment or mention: to let a thing pass without remark.
  3. a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.
  4. Fine Arts. remarque.

Origin of remark

1625–35; (v.) < French remarquer, Middle French, equivalent to re- re- + marquer to mark1; (noun) < French remarque, derivative of remarquer
Related formsre·mark·er, nounun·re·marked, adjectivewell-re·marked, adjective

Synonyms for remark

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Synonym study

7. Remark, comment, note, observation imply giving special attention, an opinion, or a judgment. A remark is usually a casual and passing expression of opinion: a remark about a play. A comment expresses judgment or explains a particular point: a comment on the author's scholarship. A note is a memorandum or explanation, as in the margin of a page: a note explaining a passage. Observation suggests a comment based on judgment and experience: an observation on social behavior.

Antonyms for remark

2. ignore.


or re·mark

noun Fine Arts.
  1. a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
  2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
  3. a plate so marked.

Origin of remarque

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at remark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for re-mark

Historical Examples of re-mark

  • But as you were about to re-mark you're fair honin' for a chance to ask the kid's pardon.

    Bucky O'Connor

    William MacLeod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for re-mark


  1. (when intr , often foll by on or upon ; when tr, may take a clause as object) to pass a casual comment (about); reflect in informal speech or writing
  2. (tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
  1. a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
  2. notice, comment, or observationthe event passed without remark
  3. engraving a variant spelling of remarque
Derived Formsremarker, noun

Word Origin for remark

C17: from Old French remarquer to observe, from re- + marquer to note, mark 1


  1. Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)



  1. a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
  2. a plate so marked
  3. a print or proof from a plate so marked

Word Origin for remarque

C19: from French; see remark
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Word Origin and History for re-mark

"to mark again," 1610s, from re- + mark (v.). Related: Re-marked; re-marking.



1630s, "to mark out, distinguish" modeled on French remarquer "to mark, note, heed," formed in Middle French from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + marquer "to mark," probably from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German marchon "to delimit" (see mark (n.1)).

Meaning "take notice of" is from 1670s; that of "make a comment" is first attested 1690s, from notion of "make a verbal observation" or "call attention to specific points." Related: Remarked; remarking.



1650s, "act of noticing; fact of being worthy of comment," from remark (v.). Meaning "a notice or comment" is from 1670s.

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