[ 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.
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.
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Idioms for mention
not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
Origin of mention
OTHER WORDS FROM mention
men·tion·a·ble, adjectivemen·tion·er, nounin·ter·men·tion, verbpre·men·tion, noun, verb (used with object)
re·men·tion, verb (used with object)un·der·men·tioned, adjectiveun·men·tioned, adjective
Words nearby mention
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British Dictionary definitions for remention
/ (ˈmɛnʃən) /
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
mainly Australian and NZ a preliminary hearing in a court of law
Derived forms of mentionmentionable, 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 remention
see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).
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