mention

[ men-shuhn ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃən /

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.

Idioms

    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 not to mention

mention

/ (ˈmɛnʃən) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsmentionable, 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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Idioms and Phrases with not to mention (1 of 2)

not to mention


Also, not to speak of; to say nothing of. In addition to, besides what's already been said. For example, I don't think the voters will want that big program, not to mention the cost, or Dave teaches trumpet and trombone, not to speak of other brass instruments, or Their house is worth at least a million, to say nothing of their other assets.

Idioms and Phrases with not to mention (2 of 2)

mention


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

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