- 1Refer to something briefly and without going into detail: I haven’t mentioned it to William yet [with clause]: I mentioned that my father was meeting me laterMore example sentences
- I shall briefly mention some instances of how each of the two problems may be solved.
- First of all I must mention two parks very briefly; these parks are well known but underrated and largely ignored.
- I briefly mention the difficulty of shopping with one eye in bandage.
- 1.1 [with object] Make a reference to (someone) as being noteworthy, especially as a potential candidate for a post: he is still regularly mentioned as a possible secretary of stateMore example sentences
- He was also mentioned as a candidate for the bowling coach of the national side.
- I've heard a few people mention me as a Rookie of the Year candidate, but I don't like to think about that stuff.
- That's like trying to talk about the history of free market economics and not mention the name Adam Smith.
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- 1A reference to someone or something: their eyes light up at a mention of Sartre she made no mention of her disastrous trip to ParisMore example sentences
reference to, allusion to, remark of/about/regarding, statement about/regarding, announcement of, indication of
- In fact the survey question made no mention of shutting out vehicles, nor denying access to a major section of the Desert Park and to the gullies.
- She made no mention of the challenges faced by the workers exploited by the minimum-wage employers.
- The trial judge did not seem to turn his mind to it and of course we know that defence counsel made no mention of it either.
- 1.1A formal acknowledgment of something outstanding or noteworthy: he received a special mention and a prize of $100 two other points are worthy of mention See also honorable mention.More example sentences
- There are a couple noteworthy mentions among the supporting cast as well.
- Also worthy of a mention at this juncture are the two tasty releases I received recently from Hit and Run records featuring the multi genre defying Audio Deluxe.
- But other plants are equally worthy of a mention.
don't mention it
- A polite expression used to indicate that an apology or an expression of thanks is not necessary.
mention someone in one's will
- Leave a legacy to someone.More example sentences
- If Mr. Gates has kept his word, then we will be mentioned in his will.
- The lawyer concluded, ‘And, to my cousin Phil, who always hated me, argued with me, was envious of me, and thought I would never mention him in my will… well, you're wrong.’
- Used to introduce an additional fact or point that reinforces the point being made: I’m amazed you find the time, not to mention the energy, to do any work at allMore example sentences
- You may end up with lung or heart problems, risking quite a few forms of cancer, and not to mention what it can do to an unborn child.
- His is by far the most comprehensive coverage in the blogosphere, not to mention that he really knows his stuff.
- The band are highly energetic, unique and lots of fun, not to mention very talented.
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- We've got, now, a surplus that is barely mentionable, $200 billion or $300 billion, according to their estimation of it.
- The first Computer based tutorial has animated lessons, rhymes and stories, which certainly are of mentionable quality.
- When Cawood batted only Stuart Baxter made a mentionable score.
Middle English (originally in make mention of): via Old French from Latin mentio(n-); related to mind.