"remarked" in the verb sense
1. note, observe, mention, remark
make mention of
"She observed that his presentation took up too much time"
"They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
2. comment, notice, remark, point out
make or write a comment on
"he commented the paper of his colleague"
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