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Definition 1: an official recognition of merit - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

"an award for bravery"

Definition 2: a remark that calls attention to something or someone - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

(... is a kind of mention ) passing reference or indirect mention

(... is a kind of mention ) reference to things past

"the story begins with no introductory retrospections"

(... is a kind of mention ) the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener

"the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it"

Definition 3: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) a comment or instruction (usually added)

"his notes were appended at the end of the article" "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"

(... is a kind of mention ) a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph

(... is a kind of mention ) a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work

Definition 4: make mention of - [verb of communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of mention ) make or write a comment on

"he commented the paper of his colleague"

Definition 5: commend - [verb of communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was cited for his outstanding achievements

Synonyms for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

"He never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway" "She acknowledged his complement with a smile" "it is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing"

Definition 6: make reference to - [verb of communication]

Samples where mention or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

Synonyms for mention in the sense of this definition

(mention is a kind of ...) intend to refer to

"I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France" "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"

(... is a kind of mention ) mention something unpleasant from the past

"Drag up old stories"

(... is a kind of mention ) put forward for consideration or discussion

"raise the question of promotions" "bring up an unpleasant topic"

(... is a kind of mention ) refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them

(... is a kind of mention ) cite as an authority; resort to

"He invoked the law that would save him" "I appealed to the law of 1900" "She invoked an ancient law"

(... is a kind of mention ) refer to or discuss briefly

(... is a kind of mention ) refer to for illustration or proof

"He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(... is a kind of mention ) mention favorably, as in prayer

"remember me in your prayers"

(... is a kind of mention ) mention someone's name who just then appears

(... is a kind of mention ) mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship

"Remember me to your wife"

(... is a kind of mention ) refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists

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