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mention

men·tion

mention

 
 
pronunciation:
men shn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
phrases:
not to mention
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mentioned, mentioning, mentions
definition: to speak of, refer to, or say, usu. in a few words or in passing.
Please don't mention this matter to your mother yet; she'll only be upset.She'd actually lived in Italy for many years but she never mentioned it to anybody.When I heard about the job opening, I mentioned your name.He mentioned that he was going away this weekend, but he didn't say where.She never mentions having been in prison.
synonyms:
allude to, note, refer to
similar words:
cite, hint, indicate, name, notice, reference, remark on, say, touch
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phrase: not to mention
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reference, esp. incidental.
There was a mention of the exhibit in the article but no details about it.I've heard several mentions of that name recently.
synonyms:
allusion, reference
similar words:
citation, comment, hint, indication, notice, remark, suggestion, word
definition 2: recognition for a deed or deeds.
She won an honorable mention in the art exhibition.
synonyms:
recognition
similar words:
acknowledgment, citation, commendation, honorable mention, kudos, praise
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derivation: mentionable (adj.)
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