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

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

mentionable, adjective
mentioner, noun
intermention, verb
premention, noun, verb (used with object)
remention, verb (used with object)
undermentioned, adjective
unmentioned, adjective

1. indicate, allude to. 3. allusion, notice. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
mention (ˈmɛnʃən)
1.  to refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally
2.  to acknowledge or honour
3.  not to mention something to say nothing of something too obvious to mention
4.  a recognition or acknowledgment
5.  a slight reference or allusion: he only got a mention in the article; the author makes no mention of that
6.  the act of mentioning
7.  philosophy, logic, linguistics Compare use See also formal mode the occurrence (of an expression) in such a context that it is itself referred to rather than performing its own linguistic function. In "Fido" names Fido, the word Fido is first mentioned and then used to refer to the dog
8.  chiefly (Austral), (NZ) a preliminary hearing in a court of law
[C14: via Old French from Latin mentiō a calling to mind, naming, from mēns mind]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. mencion "call to mind," from L. mentionem (nom. mentio) "a calling to mind, a speaking of, mention," from root of Old L. minisci "to think," related to mens (gen. mentis) "mind," from PIE base *men- "think" (see mental). The verb is first attested 1520s.
Related: Mentioned; mentioning. Don't mention it as a conventional reply to expressions of gratitude or apology is attested from 1840.
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Idioms & Phrases


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

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
The loss of animal species is irreversible and potentially catastrophic, not to
  mention heartrendingly sad.
They mention the a ability of chimps to exhibit distress and symptoms similar
  to depression.
Mention of tomatoes, of course, merely added problems to the puzzle.
It's a great way to utilize summer produce, not to mention super delicious.
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