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Meaning & Definition of Mention in English

English

Mention

/mɛnʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • mention
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • citation
  • ,
  • cite
  • ,
  • acknowledgment
  • ,
  • credit
  • ,
  • reference
  • ,
  • mention
  • ,
  • quotation

3. An official recognition of merit

  • "Although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
    synonym:
  • mention
  • ,
  • honorable mention

verb

1. Make reference to

  • "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    synonym:
  • mention
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • note
  • ,
  • observe
  • ,
  • mention
  • ,
  • remark

3. Commend

  • "He was cited for his outstanding achievements"
    synonym:
  • mention
  • ,
  • cite

Examples of using

I'd appreciate it if you didn't mention this to anyone.
She takes singing and dancing lessons, not to mention swimming and tennis lessons.
He made no mention of her request.