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tr.v. men·tioned, men·tion·ing, men·tions
To speak or write about, especially briefly or incidentally: I mentioned your idea during the conversation. She mentioned that she was going to be five minutes late.
1. The act or an instance of mentioning something: He made no mention of the incident in his report. There was a mention of the play in the local newspaper.
2. A statement or citation of honor or appreciation: Sponsors were given a special mention during the opening ceremony.
not to mention
In addition to; as well as.

[From Middle English mencioun, reference, from Old French, from Latin mentiō, mentiōn-; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

men′tion·a·ble adj.
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vb (tr)
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. (Linguistics) 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 use18 See also formal mode
8. chiefly Austral and NZ a preliminary hearing in a court of law
[C14: via Old French from Latin mentiō a calling to mind, naming, from mēns mind]
ˈmentionable adj
ˈmentioner n
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(ˈmɛn ʃən)

1. to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of.
2. to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement.
3. a brief or incidental reference; a mentioning.
4. formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement.
not to mention, in addition to: They own two houses, not to mention a boat.
[1250–1300; Middle English mencioun < Anglo-French < Latin mentiō reference, mention = men- (base of) mēns mind (see mental1)) + -tiō -tion]
men′tion•a•ble, adj.
men′tion•er, n.
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  • oojah, ooja-ka-piv, oojiboo - An oojah or ooja-ka-piv or oojiboo is "a thing whose name one forgets, does not know, or prefers not to mention."
  • apophasis - Mentioning a subject by saying one is not going to mention it.
  • infandous - Describing something too horrible to mention.
  • mention - Its etymological notion is "reminding," from Latin mentio, "remembrance."
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1. 'comment'

If you comment on a situation, or make a comment about it, you give your opinion on it.

Mr Cook has not commented on these reports.
I was wondering whether you had any comments.
2. 'mention'

If you mention something, you say it, but only briefly, especially when you have not talked about it before.

He mentioned that he might go to New York.
3. 'remark'

If you remark on something, or make a remark about it, you say what you think or what you have noticed, often in a casual way.

Visitors remark on how well the children look.
Martin made a rude remark about her t-shirt.
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Past participle: mentioned
Gerund: mentioning

I mention
you mention
he/she/it mentions
we mention
you mention
they mention
I mentioned
you mentioned
he/she/it mentioned
we mentioned
you mentioned
they mentioned
Present Continuous
I am mentioning
you are mentioning
he/she/it is mentioning
we are mentioning
you are mentioning
they are mentioning
Present Perfect
I have mentioned
you have mentioned
he/she/it has mentioned
we have mentioned
you have mentioned
they have mentioned
Past Continuous
I was mentioning
you were mentioning
he/she/it was mentioning
we were mentioning
you were mentioning
they were mentioning
Past Perfect
I had mentioned
you had mentioned
he/she/it had mentioned
we had mentioned
you had mentioned
they had mentioned
I will mention
you will mention
he/she/it will mention
we will mention
you will mention
they will mention
Future Perfect
I will have mentioned
you will have mentioned
he/she/it will have mentioned
we will have mentioned
you will have mentioned
they will have mentioned
Future Continuous
I will be mentioning
you will be mentioning
he/she/it will be mentioning
we will be mentioning
you will be mentioning
they will be mentioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mentioning
you have been mentioning
he/she/it has been mentioning
we have been mentioning
you have been mentioning
they have been mentioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mentioning
you will have been mentioning
he/she/it will have been mentioning
we will have been mentioning
you will have been mentioning
they will have been mentioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mentioning
you had been mentioning
he/she/it had been mentioning
we had been mentioning
you had been mentioning
they had been mentioning
I would mention
you would mention
he/she/it would mention
we would mention
you would mention
they would mention
Past Conditional
I would have mentioned
you would have mentioned
he/she/it would have mentioned
we would have mentioned
you would have mentioned
they would have mentioned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mention - a remark that calls attention to something or someonemention - 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"
comment, remark, input - a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
allusion - passing reference or indirect mention
retrospection - reference to things past; "the story begins with no introductory retrospections"
name-dropping - the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener; "the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"
2.mention - a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passagemention - 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"
annotation, notation, note - a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
photo credit - a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph
cross-index, cross-reference - a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
3.mention - an official recognition of meritmention - an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Verb1.mention - make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
have in mind, think of, mean - intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
commend, remember - mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship; "Remember me to your wife"
speak of the devil - mention someone's name who just then appears
remember - mention favorably, as in prayer; "remember me in your prayers"
quote, cite - refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
touch on - refer to or discuss briefly
invoke, appeal - cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"
namedrop - refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
bring up, raise - put forward for consideration or discussion; "raise the question of promotions"; "bring up an unpleasant topic"
drag up, dredge up - mention something unpleasant from the past; "Drag up old stories"
cross-refer - refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
2.mention - make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
comment, point out, remark, notice - make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
3.mention - commendmention - commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
acknowledge, notice - express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with; "He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway"; "She acknowledged his complement with a smile"; "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"
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1. (often with of) reference to, announcement, observation, indication, remark on, notification, allusion to The statement made no mention of government casualties.
2. acknowledgment, recognition, tribute, citation, honourable mention, namecheck Two of the losers deserve special mention.
don't mention it not at all, any time, my pleasure 'Thank you very much.' 'Don't mention it.'
not to mention to say nothing of, besides, not counting, as well as It was both deliberate and malicious, not to mention sick.
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1. To call or direct attention to something:
2. To refer to by name:
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ذِكْر، إشارَه، تَنْويهيَذْكُرُيَذكُريُشيرُ إلى
zmínkazmínitzmínit sehovořit
drepa áe-î sem minnst er ágetahafa orð áimpra á
jau nekalbant apieužsiminimas
söz etmekbahsetmebahsetmekdeğinmediye söylemek
đề cập


A. N
1.mención f
the mere mention of his name exasperates mela sola mención de su nombre me saca de quicio
at the mention of food, she looked upal oír que se mencionaba comida, levantó la vista
it got a mention in the newslo mencionaron en las noticias
to make mention of sth/sbmencionar algo/a algn, hacer mención de algo/algn
there was no mention of any surchargeno se mencionó ningún recargo adicionalno se hizo mención de ningún recargo adicional
see also honourable
2. (Mil) → citación f
B. VTmencionar
I will mention it to himse lo mencionaré, se lo diré
he mentioned to me that you were comingme mencionó or comentó que venías
I've never heard him mention his fathernunca le he oído mencionar or mentar a su padre
too numerous to mentiondemasiado numerosos para mencionar
he has been mentioned as a potential candidatese ha hecho alusión a él or se le ha aludido como posible candidato
don't mention it to anyoneno se lo digas a nadie
don't mention it! (in reply to thanks) → ¡de nada!, ¡no hay de qué!
I need hardly mention thatni que decir tiene que ..., no es necesario decir que ...
just mention my namebasta con decir mi nombre
he didn't mention any namesno dijo or dio los nombres
they make so much mess, not to mention the noiselo dejan todo patas arriba, y no digamos ya el ruido que arman
to mention sb in one's willdejar algo a algn en el testamento, legar algo a algn
it's worth mentioning thatmerece la pena mencionar que ...
see also dispatch A2
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nmention f
to make no mention of sth → ne faire aucune mention de qch
(= allude to) → mentionner
Several times he mentioned how much it cost → À plusieurs reprises, il a mentionné combien cela coûtait.
to mention (that) → mentionner que
She mentioned that it was her husband's birthday → Elle mentionna que c'était l'anniversaire de son mari.
I need hardly mention that → Je n'ai nul besoin de mentionner que ...
BUT Est-il besoin de rappeler que ... ?.
not to mention (= as well as) (+ noun)sans parler de; (+ adj)pour ne pas dire
to be mentioned → être mentionné(e)
Your name was mentioned → Votre nom a été mentionné.
(response to thanks) don't mention it! → je vous en prie!, il n'y a pas de quoi!
thank you! - don't mention it! → merci! - il n'y a pas de quoi!
to be mentioned in sb's will (= be left something) → être mentionné(e) dans le testament de qn, figurer dans le testament de qn
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nErwähnung f; to get or receive a mentionerwähnt werden; he received a mention for braveryer erhielt eine Auszeichnung or Belobigung für seine Tapferkeit; to give somebody/something a mentionjdn/etw erwähnen; there is a/no mention of ites wird erwähnt/nicht erwähnt; I can’t find any mention of his nameich kann seinen Namen nirgendwo finden; his contribution deserves special mentionsein Beitrag verdient es, besonders hervorgehoben zu werden; mention should also be made of …… sollte Erwähnung finden (form); it’s hardly worth a mentiones ist kaum erwähnenswert, es lohnt sich kaum, das zu erwähnen; at the mention of his name/the police …als sein Name/das Wort Polizei fiel or erwähnt wurde
vterwähnen (to sb jdm gegenüber); he was mentioned in several dispatcheser wurde mehrfach lobend erwähnt; not to mentionnicht zu vergessen …, geschweige denn …; France and Spain, not to mention HollandFrankreich und Spanien, von Holland ganz zu schweigen or ganz abgesehen von Holland; too numerous to mentionzu zahlreich, um sie einzeln erwähnen zu können; don’t mention it!(das ist doch) nicht der Rede wert!, (bitte,) gern geschehen!; if I may mention itwenn ich das einmal sagen darf; it hardly needs mentioning that we’re very gratefules versteht sich wohl von selbst, dass wir sehr dankbar sind; to mention somebody in one’s willjdn in seinem Testament berücksichtigen; mention me to your parents!empfehlen Sie mich Ihren Eltern! (form), → viele Grüße an Ihre Eltern!
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1. nmenzione f, accenno
it's hardly worth a mention → non è neanche il caso di parlarne
2. vt (gen) → accennare a; (name, person) → fare il nome di, menzionare
I mentioned it to him → glielo ho accennato
just mention my name → basta che tu faccia il mio nome
all those people, too numerous to mention, who ... → tutti coloro che qui sarebbe troppo lungo elencare, i quali...
I need hardly mention that ... → inutile dire che...
not to mention, without mentioning → per non parlare di, senza contare
don't mention it! → non c'è di che!, prego!
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(ˈmenʃən) verb
1. to speak of or refer to. He mentioned the plan.
2. to remark or say usually briefly or indirectly. She mentioned (that) she might be leaving.
(often with of) a (usually brief) remark (about). No mention was made of this matter.
not to mention
used to emphasize something important or to excuse oneself for mentioning something relatively unimportant. He is rich and clever, not to mention handsome.
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يَذْكُرُ zmínit (se) nævne erwähnen αναφέρω mención mainita mentionner spomenuti menzionare 話に出す 언급하다 vermelden nevne wspomnieć mencionar упоминать nämna กล่าวถึง söz etmek đề cập 提及
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My mistress had noticed, from the time when the police first came into the house, that the bare mention of him was enough to set Miss Rachel's temper in a flame.
Asked next, if she had mentioned this notion of hers to any other person, Penelope answered, "I have not mentioned it, for Rosanna's sake." I felt it necessary to add a word to this.
Casaubon has been the one person to come forward and say that she had no belief in any of the suspicions against me." Observing a change in Will's face, he avoided any further mention of her, feeling himself too ignorant of their relation to each other not to fear that his words might have some hidden painful bearing on it.
"It is strange," replied Elinor, in a most painful perplexity, "that I should never have heard him even mention your name."
"I can only explain," replied Miss Halcombe, "by entering into certain particulars, connected with my sister's marriage- engagement, which I did not think it necessary or desirable to mention to you this morning.
In one point only they agreed, which was, in all their discourses on morality never to mention the word goodness.
She had felt unwilling to mention her suspicions to Miss Garth, until those suspicions had been confirmed -- and she now recoiled, with even greater reluctance, from allowing her daughters to be in any way alarmed about her.
The phoenix was to let, on this elevated perch, when Mr Dorrit, who had lately succeeded to his property, mentioned to his bankers that he wished to discover a lady, well-bred, accomplished, well connected, well accustomed to good society, who was qualified at once to complete the education of his daughters, and to be their matron or chaperon.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled, "an Act, supplementary to an Act, for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints." JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
Before Sonya and her mother, if Boris happened to be mentioned, she spoke quite freely of that episode as of some childish, long-forgotten matter that was not worth mentioning.
Now that cause which of all others most universally inclines men to desire to bring about a change in government is that which I have already mentioned; for those who aim at equality will be ever ready for sedition, if they see those whom they esteem their equals possess more than they do, as well as those also who are not content with equality but aim at superiority, if they think that while they deserve more than, they have only equal with, or less than, their inferiors.
[The parts of Tragedy which must be treated as elements of the whole have been already mentioned. We now come to the quantitative parts the separate parts into which Tragedy is divided namely, Prologue, Episode, Exode, Choric song; this last being divided into Parode and Stasimon.