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

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

Related terms: think_of touch_on invoke reference raise cross-refer speak_of_the_devil drag_up commend namedrop remember citation quotation citation mentioner
2. [ verb ] make mention of
Synonyms: note remark observe

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

Related terms: state comment remark observer notice note
3. [ noun ] a remark that calls attention to something or someone
Synonyms: reference

"she made frequent mention of her promotion" "there was no mention of it" "the speaker made several references to his wife"

Related terms: remark allusion retrospection name-dropping
4. [ verb ] commend
Synonyms: cite acknowledge

"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

Related terms: praise notice citation
5. [ noun ] (writing) a short note acknowledging a source of information or quoting a passage
Synonyms: reference quotation credit acknowledgment citation

"the student's essay failed to list several important citations" "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

Related terms: note photo_credit cross-reference reference notice adduce
6. [ noun ] an official recognition of merit
Synonyms: honorable_mention

"although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

Related terms: award
Similar spelling:   mentioner