v. re·marked, re·mark·ing, re·marks
1. To express briefly or casually as a comment: She remarked that he danced very well.
To take notice of something; observe: "She climbed the stone steps quickly, remarking the queer look of her blue silk skirt and blue shoes upon the stone" (Virginia Woolf).
See Synonyms at see1
To make a comment or observation: The dean remarked on her fine scholarship.
1. The act of noticing or observing: a place worthy of remark.
2. A brief or casual expression of opinion; a comment: He made several remarks about the rainy weather.
(influenced by MARK1
: Old French re-
, re- + Old French marquer
, to mark (ultimately from merc
, sign, from
Old Norse merki
, mark; see merg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots
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