[ ri-mahrk ]
/ rɪˈmɑrk /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon): He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.
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Origin of remark

1625–35; (v.) <French remarquer,Middle French, equivalent to re-re- + marquer to mark1; (noun) <French remarque, derivative of remarquer

synonym study for remark

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.


re·mark·er, nounun·re·marked, adjectivewell-re·marked, adjective
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How to use remark in a sentence

  • "I wis aboot tae re-mark——" began Mac, but Stewart had not completed his peroration.

    In Search of El Dorado|Alexander MacDonald
  • 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 remark

/ (rɪˈmɑːk) /

(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
(tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
notice, comment, or observationthe event passed without remark
engraving a variant spelling of remarque

Derived forms of remark

remarker, noun

Word Origin for remark

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