remark

"If you see something, say something" might translate into, "If you remark something, make a remark." Remark means to notice, and it also means to comment, as in, "Keep your obnoxious remarks to yourself."

While walking in the woods, you might remark the contrast between the quiet of the woods and the noises of the city. You might make a remark about how loud it is in the city. "It's loud here too," your walking companion might remark. "Listen to all the birds and squirrels."

DEFINITIONS OF: remark

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v make or write a comment on

Synonyms:
comment, notice, point out
Types:
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criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
wisecrack
make a comment, usually ironic
kibbitz, kibitz
make unwanted and intrusive comments
censure, criminate, reprimand
rebuke formally
blast, crucify, pillory, savage
criticize harshly or violently
admonish, reprove
take to task
bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce
censure severely or angrily
reprehend
express strong disapproval of
deplore
express strong disapproval of
belabor, belabour
attack verbally with harsh criticism
come down
criticize or reprimand harshly
denounce
speak out against
blame, find fault, pick
harass with constant criticism
belittle, disparage, pick at
express a negative opinion of
nitpick
be overly critical; criticize minor details
assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe
attack in speech or writing
harsh on
criticize harshly
Type of:
mention, note, observe
make mention of

v make mention of

Synonyms:
mention, note, observe
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comment, notice, point out
make or write a comment on
criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
wisecrack
make a comment, usually ironic
kibbitz, kibitz
make unwanted and intrusive comments
Type of:
say, state, tell
express in words

n explicit notice

“it passed without remark
Type of:
notice, observance, observation
the act of noticing or paying attention

n a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

Synonyms:
comment, input
Examples:
Parkinson's law
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done
Parkinson's law
C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
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ad-lib
remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
courtesy
a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
gambit, ploy
an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
obiter dictum, passing comment
an incidental remark
mention, reference
a remark that calls attention to something or someone
observation, reflection, reflexion
a remark expressing careful consideration
rib
a teasing remark
crack, quip, sally, wisecrack
witty remark
barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
conversation stopper, stopper
a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
banality, bromide, cliche, commonplace, platitude
a trite or obvious remark
zinger
a striking or amusing or caustic remark
allusion
passing reference or indirect mention
retrospection
reference to things past
name-dropping
the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
cheap shot
an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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