remark

noun
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

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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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

And in 2013, multiple contestants were accused of making racist remarks. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "CBS, Big Brother Producers Address Houseguests' 'Inappropriate Behavior and Offensive Comments'," 4 July 2018 Although some of the contractors have spoken out against the zero-tolerance policy on border enforcement and the separation of families, most have made few public remarks. BostonGlobe.com, "Contractors housing migrant children are close to Trump’s inner circle," 4 July 2018 The emergency manager who made the remarks about family separation works for BCFS, a private nonprofit group that specializes in emergency management. Cal Perry, NBC News, "Child separations 'should have never happened,' says emergency manager at Tornillo tent facility," 25 June 2018 Refrain from making any negative remarks on your way out. Phil Blair, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Congratulations, you’ve been offered the job you want, now what?," 18 June 2018 Giuliani, who, aside from Trump himself, has been the most public face of the President's efforts to challenge the validity of the Mueller probe, made similar remarks to Fox News' Sean Hannity the night before. Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN, "Giuliani calls for halt of Mueller probe after Justice Department report," 15 June 2018 The political backlash was immediate, with many right-wing officials criticizing Gabbay for trying to pander to left-wing voters by making controversial remarks of this nature. Mati Tuchfeld, Jewish Journal, "Zionist Union leader: Western Wall does not belong only to Jews," 13 June 2018 He also was accused of making improper remarks about a teenage girl's body and contending that women who are in abusive relationships should almost always stay with their husbands. Ryan Tarinelli And David Crary, The Christian Science Monitor, "Southern Baptists reckon with gender equity after #MeToo cases," 12 June 2018 Navarro, a former UC Irvine economics professor, has made caustic remarks before in advocating hard-hitting actions on trade, particularly against China. Don Lee, latimes.com, "Navarro apologizes for 'special place in hell' remark about Canada's prime minister," 12 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In a game with very few positives, Friedel remarked on New England’s defensive success and extending the team’s unbeaten run to seven games. Dan Shulman, BostonGlobe.com, "Galaxy of stars await Revolution," 14 July 2018 As part of the ongoing government inquiry, José Torero, a University of Maryland fire-safety expert, remarked in a report that British law effectively treats safety as a matter of opinion. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "A Year Has Passed Since the Grenfell Tower Fire. It Could Happen Again Anytime.," 14 June 2018 But bright colors were considered a bold fashion statement at the time, and Coolidge wryly remarked that Grace could achieve the same striking effects by simply dyeing the dog red and wearing white instead. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "For His Patriotic Birthday, Five Facts About Calvin Coolidge," 2 July 2018 Rosen responds to Highsmith remarks Arizona rookie QB Josh Rosen responded to an anecdote/concern from Browns Vice President of Player Personnel Alonzo Highsmith earlier this week. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland.com, "Denzel Ward held from 2nd half of practice with minor injury, Josh Rosen responds to criticism and more," 4 May 2018 Bolton, one source remarked, is reasserting the authority of the national security adviser over the chief of staff. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Bolton, Kudlow on the rise, but risks abound," 19 Apr. 2018 Political Brinkmanship Di Maio’s remarks did nothing to break the impasse, sparking instead a clash with Salvini’s center-right bloc, in which Berlusconi is a junior partner. Bloomberg.com, "Five Star Wants a Coalition Deal With Anyone But Berlusconi," 4 Apr. 2018 In fact, Moore remarked that there was a record number of people in the audience. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 10: Kip Moore, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Phantogram & more," 7 July 2018 As in past meetings, several people remarked that the agency would violate the public’s trust by putting a road in a conservation area. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Central Florida toll roads proposed for Bithlo and Split Oak Forest draw public scorn," 29 June 2018

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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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remark

noun

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

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 \

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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