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mention

[ men-shuhn ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃən /
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verb (used with object)
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.
noun
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.

OTHER WORDS FOR mention

1 indicate, allude to.
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Idioms about mention

    not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.

Origin of mention

1250–1300; <Latin mentiōn- (stem of mentiō) a calling to mind, a touching upon (see mental1, -ion); replacing Middle English mencioun<Anglo-French <Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for mention

mention
/ (ˈmɛnʃən) /

verb (tr)
noun

Derived forms of mention

mentionable, adjectivementioner, noun

Word Origin for mention

C14: via Old French from Latin mentiō a calling to mind, naming, from mēns mind
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Other Idioms and Phrases with mention

mention

see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).

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