to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of: Don't forget to mention her contribution to the project.
to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement: He was mentioned in dispatches from the war zone.
a direct or incidental reference; a mentioning: to make mention of a place.
formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement: Her entry in the science competition received a special mention.
Idioms about mention
not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
- men·tion·a·ble, adjective
- men·tion·er, noun
- in·ter·men·tion, verb
- pre·men·tion, noun, verb (used with object)
- re·men·tion, verb (used with object)
- un·der·men·tioned, adjective
- un·men·tioned, adjective
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How to use mention in a sentence
LGBTQ people earned not a single mention during Republicans’ pageant in red, through four nights of televised speeches last month.
The rough transcript makes no mention of Perry’s gas agenda, but in the wake of the presidential shakedown, Perry pressed ahead.
The big winner is private equity, which for the first time received explicit and positive mention as a viable "divestiture buyer" of assets that merging companies may be required to sell.DOJ updates merger remedies guidelines for the first time in nearly a decade | Dan Primack | September 4, 2020 | Axios
Sims makes no direct mention in his op-ed of GOP representative Murt and Murt’s plan to introduce an LGBTQ rights bill.Brian Sims accused of threatening fellow Pa. lawmaker | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | August 9, 2020 | Washington Blade
Having a page on these platforms and receiving mentions from authoritative sites or publications can help “teach” Google about your brand and push you towards the critical mass necessary to trigger a Knowledge Panel.How to get a Knowledge Panel for your brand, even without Wikipedia | George Nguyen | August 3, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Geisbert was also quick to mention how the methodology of the study could be affecting the current results.
They mention that a former cia agent and someone who used to work for Hilary [sic] Clinton looked at the script.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’ | William Boot | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not to mention the revenue that will be generated by this, which then can be used to fund education and health care.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It | Abby Haglage | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He did not mention rectal feeding, but perhaps he was not fully briefed.
These detainments were often justified by laws that do not mention pregnancy specifically.
And although we gabbled freely enough, MacRae avoided all mention of the persons of whom I most wished to hear.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
At the mention of the Merrill Horse, Poindexter's countenance took on a demoniac expression.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
At Buffalo, where this fountain was exhibited, it received honorable mention.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
He was aware—by her silence chiefly—of the new distance between them, a distance the mention of Tony had emphasised.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
The vicar's wife, still slightly discomposed, launched out into some parochial matter she had wished to mention to him.Uncanny Tales | Various
British Dictionary definitions for mention
to refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally
to acknowledge or honour
not to mention something to say nothing of something too obvious to mention
a recognition or acknowledgment
a slight reference or allusion: he only got a mention in the article; the author makes no mention of that
the act of mentioning
mainly Australian and NZ a preliminary hearing in a court of law
- mentionable, adjective
- mentioner, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with mention
see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).
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