[ ri-mahrk ]
See synonyms for: remarkremarkedremarkingremarks on

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.

  1. 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.

  1. a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.

  2. Fine Arts. remarque.

Origin of remark

First recorded in 1625–35; (for the verb) from French remarquer, Middle French; equivalent to re- + mark1; noun derivative of the verb

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.

Other words for remark

Opposites for remark

Other words from remark

  • re·mark·er, noun
  • un·re·marked, adjective
  • well-re·marked, adjective

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How to use remark in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for remark


/ (rɪˈmɑːk) /

  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 observation: the event passed without remark

  1. engraving a variant spelling of remarque

Origin of remark

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

Derived forms of remark

  • remarker, noun

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