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re·mark (rĭ-märk)
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v. re·marked, re·mark·ing, re·marks
v.tr.
1. To express briefly or casually as a comment: She remarked that he danced very well.
2. 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.
v.intr.
To make a comment or observation: The dean remarked on her fine scholarship.
n.
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.

[Alteration (influenced by MARK1) of French remarquer : 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).]

re·marker n.

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

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