tr.v. men·tioned, men·tion·ing, men·tions
To speak or write about, especially briefly or incidentally: I mentioned your idea during the conversation. She mentioned that she was going to be five minutes late.
1. The act or an instance of mentioning something: He made no mention of the incident in his report. There was a mention of the play in the local newspaper.
2. A statement or citation of honor or appreciation: Sponsors were given a special mention during the opening ceremony.
not to mention
In addition to; as well as.
[From Middle English mencioun, reference, from Old French, from Latin mentiō, mentiōn-; see men-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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