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Definition of 'mention'


  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"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: citation cite acknowledgment credit reference quotation
  3. an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
       Synonyms: honorable mention


  1. make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: note observe remark
  3. commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
       Synonyms: cite

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