- 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.
- not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
Origin of mention
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Examples from the Web for mention
Geisbert was also quick to mention how the methodology of the study could be affecting the current results.Uh Oh: Ebola Vaccine Trials Stop
December 19, 2014
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’
December 19, 2014
Not to mention the core Christian idea that sexuality is, itself, a necessary evil, and something that must be repressed.Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology
December 15, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
He did not mention rectal feeding, but perhaps he was not fully briefed.The Media's Pro-Torture Cheerleaders
December 10, 2014
I do so; and cannot own any of the glow, any of the throbs you mention.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I mention these facts only because they help me to make myself clearer.The Conquest of Fear
"Mind we don't forget to mention it as we go back," he said to Mark.Weighed and Wanting
How preposterous in him to mention his dead sister's name to her!Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Mention some of the materials that may be put into the stock pot.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- 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 allusionhe only got a mention in the article; the author makes no mention of that
- the act of mentioning
- philosophy logic linguistics the occurrence (of an expression) in such a context that it is itself referred to rather than performing its own linguistic function. In " Fido " names Fido, the word Fido is first mentioned and then used to refer to the dogCompare use (def. 18) See also formal mode
- mainly Australian and NZ a preliminary hearing in a court of law
Word Origin and History for mention
c.1300, "a note, reference," from Old French mencion "mention, memory, speech," from Latin mentionem (nominative mentio) "a calling to mind, a speaking of, a making mention," from root of Old Latin minisci "to think," related to mens (genitive mentis) "mind," from PIE root *men- "think" (see mind (n.)).
1520s, from mention (n.) or else from Middle French mentionner, from Old French mencion. Related: Mentioned; mentioning; mentionable. Don't mention it as a conventional reply to expressions of gratitude or apology is attested from 1840.
Idioms and Phrases with mention
see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).