The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remark \Re*mark"\ (r?-m?rk"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remarked
(-m?rkt"); p. pr. & vb. n. Remarking.] [F. remarquer; pref.
re- re- + marquer to mark, marque a mark, of German origin,
akin to E. mark. See Mark, v. & n.]
1. To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to
make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out. [Obs.]
Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief. --Ford.
His manacles remark him; there he sits. --Milton.
2. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark
the manner of a speaker.
3. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to
state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as, he
remarked that it was time to go.
Syn: To observe; notice; heed; regard; note; say.
Usage: Remark, Observe, Notice. To observe is to keep
or hold a thing distinctly before the mind. To remark
is simply to mark or take note of whatever may come
up. To notice implies still less continuity of
attention. When we turn from these mental states to
the expression of them in language, we find the same
distinction. An observation is properly the result of
somewhat prolonged thought; a remark is usually
suggested by some passing occurence; a notice is in
most cases something cursory and short. This
distinction is not always maintained as to remark and
observe, which are often used interchangeably.
"Observing men may form many judgments by the rules of
similitude and proportion." --I. Watts. "He can not
distinguish difficult and noble speculations from
trifling and vulgar remarks." --Collier. "The thing to
be regarded, in taking notice of a child's
miscarriage, is what root it springs from." --Locke.