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[ri-mahrk] /rɪˈmɑrk/
verb (used with object)
to say casually, as in making a comment:
Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.
to note; perceive; observe:
I remarked a slight accent in her speech.
Obsolete. to mark distinctively.
verb (used without object)
to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon):
He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.
the act of remarking; notice.
comment or mention:
to let a thing pass without remark.
a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.
Fine Arts. remarque.
1625-35; (v.) < French remarquer, Middle French, equivalent to re- re- + marquer to mark1; (noun) < French remarque, derivative of remarquer
Related forms
remarker, noun
unremarked, adjective
well-remarked, adjective
2. heed, regard, notice. 4. comment. 5. regard. 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.
2. ignore. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for remarked
  • Basho once remarked that, despite centuries of trying to describe the moon, poets have not succeeded in diminishing its beauty.
  • Less often remarked upon, but more significant, is the important role that the ocean plays in our lives.
  • To my knowledge, no one has remarked on his existentialism.
  • As many others have already remarked, those tenure-track jobs have gone away and likely aren't coming back.
  • One remarked that he wanted to climb the steps of a local cathedral, which he did the next day.
  • As someone once remarked, however, there is no such thing as a free week's salmon fishing.
  • There is no evidence, as was remarked in the last chapter, of the existence of any law of necessary development.
  • It is also to be remarked that the two last-named narratives have a particularly antique character.
  • It may be here remarked that abstract expression and the excessive use of nouns are almost the same thing.
  • Scientists had previously remarked that tarsiers were unusually quiet.
British Dictionary definitions for remarked


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
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
notice, comment, or observation: the event passed without remark
(engraving) a variant spelling of remarque
Derived Forms
remarker, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Old French remarquer to observe, from re- + marquer to note, mark1
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Word Origin and History for remarked



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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