1. [ verb ] make reference to
Synonyms: mention refer cite name bring_up

: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Related terms: think_of invoke touch_on reference speak_of_the_devil cross-refer raise drag_up remember commend namedrop mention citation quotation citation mentioner
2. [ verb ] make a more or less disguised reference to
Synonyms: touch allude

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Related terms: hint refer denote
3. [ verb ] give heed (to)
Synonyms: pay_attention attend hang give_ear pay_heed

"The children in the audience attended the recital quietly" "She hung on his every word" "They paid attention to everything he said"

Related terms: listen fixate attention hearer attention advertence
4. [ noun ] (business) a public promotion of some product or service
Synonyms: advertising ad advertisement advertizing advertizement
Related terms: promotion commercial circular Yellow_Pages newspaper_ad preview direct_mail advertorial mailer teaser top_billing advertise
Similar spelling:   advertize