remark

noun
re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act of remarking : notice
2 : an expression of opinion or judgment
3 : mention of that which deserves attention or notice

remark

verb
remarked; remarking; remarks

Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to take notice of : observe
2 : to express as an observation or comment : say

intransitive verb

: to notice something and comment thereon used with on or upon

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Synonyms for remark

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of remark in a Sentence

Noun I was offended by his remark. I've heard many disparaging remarks about him. an author known for making witty remarks The incident passed without remark. Verb “It's so hot today,” she remarked. her date awkwardly remarked on the attractiveness of the background music in the restaurant
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These days such a catty remark would generate a multitude of memes within seconds. Saskia Solomon, The Economist, "How the iPhone killed the custom ringtone," 17 Feb. 2021 The remark was intended to portray the government as tougher than the far-right in tackling Islamic extremists. Elaine Ganley, Star Tribune, "France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims," 16 Feb. 2021 There’s a certain political realism in Biden’s remark. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike," 16 Feb. 2021 There's a certain political realism in Biden's remark. Alexandra Jaffe, BostonGlobe.com, "Activists worry about Biden’s commitment to a higher minimum wage," 15 Feb. 2021 The remark echoed the sentiments of many critics opposed to raising the minimum wage, who broadly argue that businesses will be forced to cut jobs to avoid going under if compelled to raise wages. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, "Amid federal fight over minimum wage, this Bay Area store owner challenges big businesses to do more in viral tweet," 10 Feb. 2021 Covert’s remark suggests that women’s experience of work is emblematic of all workers’ experience. Jonathan Malesic, The New Republic, "You Don’t Have to Love Your Job," 21 Jan. 2021 More:Michigan police officer posts threatening remark on Facebook days after being fired Taylor police is continuing to investigate the incident. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Police: Girl dies after being hit by drunk driver who ran a red light in Taylor," 4 Feb. 2021 Florida's 150 years of treating tourists to gushing springs, lolling manatees, curious fish and emerald grasses undulating in invisible currents is about to take a turn because of a chance remark. Kevin Spear, USA TODAY, "'They won't have to separate from ... family': Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs," 25 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In a process that’s very mysterious, which artists themselves often remark on with marveling dismay, high-level creativity somehow separates itself from its makers. Washington Post, "Maradona was great, and maybe the greatest. Can we make similar claims about artists?," 25 Dec. 2020 When Mom would remark on the intensity of our debates, Dad would play down the seriousness of our tone. Michael Mazenko, The Christian Science Monitor, "As long as we’re talking," 14 Oct. 2020 His opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, did not remark on Portland. oregonlive, "Here are President Trump’s 5 tweets about Portland today," 12 Oct. 2020 If there is an issue with the machine reading a ballot because a voter used something other than a black pen, two poll workers would have to remark a new ballot, which takes time when the ballots are being processed on Election Day. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Five mistakes to avoid if you're voting by mail in Wisconsin," 1 Oct. 2020 Architects still remark on the load-bearing arches of cut stone, craftsmanship rare today. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "With regret and satisfaction, Baltimore watches the infamous Maryland Pen tumble down," 25 Sep. 2020 As the condolences and praise for him and his work poured in, people also began to remark about how his working through that level of pain in silence was admirable, strong, dignified or inspirational — and that’s a problem. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chadwick Boseman and his work were inspirational, but not because of ‘pushing through’ cancer," 20 Sep. 2020 Commentators remark on the action on screen for viewers during competition similar to an NBA or other sports broadcast. Elizabeth Montgomery, The Arizona Republic, "The Arizona State Fair is holding a 'Call of Duty' game event. Play or watch to win prizes," 18 Sep. 2019 Social media has let critics remark on these political footwear choices—whether strategic or catastrophic—with more immediacy. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Should You Judge Politicians by Their Shoes?," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of remark

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark

Noun

French remarque, from Middle French, from remarquer to remark, from re- re- + marquer to mark — more at marque

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22 Feb 2021

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“Remark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remark. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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remark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that someone says or writes to express an opinion or idea
formal : the act of noticing or making a comment about something
: a short speech or a part of a speech

remark

verb

English Language Learners Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a statement about someone or something : to make a remark

remark

noun
re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk How to pronounce remark (audio) \

Kids Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a brief comment He made a rude remark.
2 pl remarks : a short speech

remark

verb
remarked; remarking

Kids Definition of remark (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a comment : express as an observation “We've met before,” I remarked.

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