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mention

Noun

1 a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife" [syn: reference]
2 a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases" [syn: citation, acknowledgment, credit, reference, quotation]
3 an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention" [syn: honorable mention]

Verb

1 make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention" [syn: advert, bring up, cite, name, refer]
2 make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing" [syn: note, observe, remark]
3 commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements" [syn: cite]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.

Translations

A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.

Verb

  1. To speak of something.

Translations

To speak of something

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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