re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk \

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


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

comment, note, reflection

Synonyms: Verb

allow, comment, editorialize, note, observe, opine, reflect, weigh in

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Examples of remark in a Sentence


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.


“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

That seemed to counter Fed Chairman Jay Powell’s remarks last week. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off," 4 Dec. 2018 Nor does Eugenie’s remark mean that her wedding gown designer is not British. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Erdem Is Not Designing Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress," 4 Oct. 2018 The panel teared up after hearing Chen’s remarks as co-host Sara Gilbert signed off. Brian Flood, Fox News, "Julie Chen walks away from 'The Talk' amid husband Les Moonves' sex misconduct allegations," 18 Sep. 2018 Trump’s remarks came as his administration pressed European nations at a NATO summit to cut off all funding that Iran may use to foment instability in the Middle East and beyond. Matthew Lee,, "Trump says there ‘might be an escalation’ between US, Iran," 12 July 2018 The storm caused by Mr. Barlerin’s remarks about Mr. Biya’s legacy is not the first time American diplomats have become entangled in election controversy on the continent. New York Times, "In Troubled Cameroon, U.S. Envoy Is Accused of Election Meddling," 12 July 2018 Pence’s remarks drew applause from agency staffers gathered in an office studio. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Vice President Pence blasts calls to abolish ICE, calls agents 'heroes,'," 6 July 2018 Trump’s remarks come as his White House struggles to resolve its (self-engineered) crisis of border-enforcement policy. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Renews Call for Deporting Refugees Without Due Process," 5 July 2018 Basara’s remarks came a day after lawyers for the city entered a motion with U.S. District Court in Camden to dismiss Dranoff’s lawsuit, filed two weeks earlier. Jacob Adelman,, "Camden says Dranoff sale of Victor Building needs vetting over tax break," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Many women remarked that these techniques are no longer accurate in this new climate of violent environmental disasters. Mélissa Godin, Teen Vogue, "Climate Change Is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi," 20 Dec. 2018 President Trump remarked to Kennedy after delivering his first address to Congress in February 2017. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump’s Anthony Kennedy Strategy Was Calculated, With None of His Trademark Chaos," 29 June 2018 Samantha Bee apologized for her remarks on Thursday in a statement through TBS and on Twitter. Dave Quinn,, "Samantha Bee's Full Frontal Loses Advertisers After Host's Controversial Ivanka Trump Comments," 1 June 2018 Twitter took notice appreciating the African-American touches and remarking on how uncomfortable some of the older members of the royal family looked during Curry's speech. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Royal wedding 2018: Black bishop makes history, mentions slavery in American-style sermon," 19 May 2018 Border agents in the Valley are catching around 450 people every day, Abbott said, remarking on the 200 percent increase in the number of immigrants apprehended in March compared to the same period a month ago. San Antonio Express-News, "Abbott calls cross-border activity disturbing and dangerous," 12 Apr. 2018 In his opening remarks to the jury, police attorney Mark Newbold described Mims' death as a tragedy. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "Expert: Police acted reasonably in shooting mentally ill man; family attorney scoffs | Charlotte Observer," 5 Apr. 2018 Before answering, Corey remarked how good the young man’s accent was. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Inside a Chemist’s Quest to Hack Evolution and Cure Genetic Disease," 12 June 2018 On Wednesday morning, President Bill Clinton delivered the opening remarks at the fifth annual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, held at the Hearst Tower in New York City. Monica Lewinsky, Vanities, "Monica Lewinsky: What We All Can Learn from My Disinvitation Debacle," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of remark


1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1581, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for remark


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

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The first known use of remark was in 1581

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English Language Learners Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that someone says or writes to express an opinion or idea

: the act of noticing or making a comment about something

remarks : a short speech or a part of a speech



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

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


re·​mark | \ ri-ˈmärk \

Kids Definition of remark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


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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