mention (n.)

  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

    [ Syn: reference ]

  2. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; the students 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

    [ Syn: citation , cite , acknowledgment , credit , reference , quotation ]

  3. an official recognition of merit; although he didnt win the prize he did get special mention

    [ Syn: honorable mention ]

    mention (v.)

  1. make reference to; His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

    [ Syn: 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

    [ Syn: note , observe , remark ]

  3. commend; he was cited for his outstanding achievements

    [ Syn: cite ]

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