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

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.
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remark (rɪˈmɑːk)
vb (when intr, often foll by on or upon; when tr, may take a clause as object)
1.  to pass a casual comment (about); reflect in informal speech or writing
2.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
3.  a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
4.  notice, comment, or observation: the event passed without remark
5.  engraving a variant spelling of remarque
[C17: from Old French remarquer to observe, from re- + marquer to note, mark1]

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Word Origin & History

1633, "to mark out, distinguish" modeled on Fr. remarquer "to mark, note, heed," from M.Fr. re-, intensive prefix, + marquer "to mark," probably from a Gmc. source, cf. O.H.G. marchon "to delimit" (see mark). Original sense preserved in remarkable (1604); meaning "make a comment"
is first attested c.1694, from notion of "make a verbal observation" or "call attention to specific points." The noun is from 1654.
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