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English noun: mention

1. mention (communication) a remark that calls attention to something or someone


SamplesShe made frequent mention of her promotion.
There was no mention of it.
The speaker made several references to his wife.


Synonymsreference


Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark


Narrower (hyponym)allusion, name-dropping, retrospection

2. mention (communication) a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsacknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, quotation, reference


Broader (hypernym)annotation, notation, note


Narrower (hyponym)cross-index, cross-reference, photo credit

3. mention (communication) an official recognition of merit


SamplesAlthough he didn't win the prize he did get special mention.


Synonymshonorable mention


Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels


English verb: mention

1. mention (communication) make reference to


SamplesHis name was mentioned in connection with the invention.


Synonymsadvert, bring up, cite, name, refer


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)have in mind, mean, think of


Narrower (hyponym)appeal, bring up, cite, commend, cross-refer, drag up, dredge up, invoke, namedrop, quote, raise, remember, remember, speak of the devil, touch on

2. mention (communication) make mention of


SamplesShe observed that his presentation took up too much time.
They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing.


Synonymsnote, observe, remark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)comment, notice, point out, remark

3. mention (communication) commend


SamplesHe was cited for his outstanding achievements.


ExamplesSam and Sue mention the movie


Synonymscite


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acknowledge, notice









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