Meaning of “remark” in the English Dictionary

"remark" in British English

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remarkverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈmɑːk/ us /rɪˈmɑːrk/

B2 to give a spoken statement of an opinion or thought:

[ + (that) ] Dr Johnson once remarked (that) "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
[ + that ] He remarked that she was looking thin.

More examples

  • The judge remarked that ignorance was not a valid defence.
  • Sydney Smith, a notable wit, once remarked that he never read a book before he reviewed it because it might prejudice his opinion of it.
  • I was remarking on the recent profusion of books and articles on the matter.
  • I was just remarking on how well you two normally get on with each other.
  • She remarked that the award was more than she was expecting.

Phrasal verb(s)

remarknoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈmɑːk/ us /rɪˈmɑːrk/

B2 something that you say, giving your opinion about something or stating a fact:

Her remarks on the employment question led to a heated discussion.
The children made rude remarks about the old man.

More examples

  • He made some derogatory remark about her appearance.
  • It was an innocent remark, I didn't mean to hurt his feelings.
  • I don't think she intended me to hear the remark.
  • Unkind remarks are one of his specialities.
  • He addressed a few introductory remarks to the audience.

(Definition of “remark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remark" in American English

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us /rɪˈmɑrk/

to give a spoken statement of an opinion or thought:

[ + (that) clause ] She remarked (that) she’d be home late.

If you remark on something, you notice it and say something about it:

[ I ] All his friends remarked on the change in him.
noun [ C ] us /rɪˈmɑrk/

I think if you read his remarks, you’ll find them very fair.

(Definition of “remark” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)