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mention

[men-shuh n] /ˈmɛn ʃən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of:
Don't forget to mention her contribution to the project.
2.
to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement:
He was mentioned in dispatches from the war zone.
noun
3.
a direct or incidental reference; a mentioning:
to make mention of a place.
4.
formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement:
Her entry in the science competition received a special mention.
Idioms
5.
not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning:
We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
Origin
1250-1300
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
Related forms
mentionable, adjective
mentioner, noun
intermention, verb
premention, noun, verb (used with object)
remention, verb (used with object)
undermentioned, adjective
unmentioned, adjective
Synonyms
1. indicate, allude to. 3. allusion, notice.
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  • 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.
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  • It does not mention the scandal that damaged his once-stellar reputation and stunned his colleagues in the field.
  • Students of some cultures might mention special holidays that commemorate their dead ancestors.
  • After that there was never any mention about that mule around my daddy.
  • Dental caries, gangrene, gingivitis and sleeping sickness could merit mention.
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British Dictionary definitions for mention

mention

/ˈmɛnʃən/
verb (transitive)
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
noun
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) 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 Compare use (sense 18) See also formal mode
8.
(mainly Austral & NZ) a preliminary hearing in a court of law
Derived Forms
mentionable, adjective
mentioner, noun
Word Origin
C14: via Old French from Latin mentiō a calling to mind, naming, from mēns mind
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Word Origin and History for mention
n.

c.1300, "a note, reference," from Old French mencion "mention, memory, speech," from Latin mentionem (nominative mentio) "a calling to mind, a speaking of, a making mention," from root of Old Latin minisci "to think," related to mens (genitive mentis) "mind," from PIE root *men- "think" (see mind (n.)).

v.

1520s, from mention (n.) or else from Middle French mentionner, from Old French mencion. Related: Mentioned; mentioning; mentionable. Don't mention it as a conventional reply to expressions of gratitude or apology is attested from 1840.

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