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remark (v.)

1630s, "to mark out, distinguish" modeled on French remarquer "to mark, note, heed," formed in French from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + marquer "to mark," probably from a Germanic source such as Old High German marchon "to delimit" (see mark (n.1)).

Meaning "take notice of" is from 1670s; that of "make a comment" is first attested 1690s, from notion of "make a verbal observation" or "call attention to specific points." Related: Remarked; remarking.

remark (n.)

1650s, "act of noticing; fact of being worthy of comment," from remark (v.). Meaning "a notice or comment" is from 1670s.

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Definitions of remark from WordNet
1
remark (v.)
make mention of;
Synonyms: note / observe / mention
remark (v.)
make or write a comment on;
Synonyms: comment / notice / point out
2
remark (n.)
a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information;
Synonyms: comment / input
remark (n.)
explicit notice;
it passed without remark
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