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mentionverb [T]

uk   /ˈmen.ʃən/  us   /ˈmen.ʃən/
B1 to speak about something quickly, giving little detail or using few words: I'll mention your ideas to Jacinta. [+ (that)] He casually mentioned (that) he was leaving his job. [+ -ing verb] My wife mentioned seeing you the other day. [+ question word] Did she happen to mention whether she would be coming?
B1 to refer to something or someone: I promised never to mention the incident again. Did she mention me in her letter?

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mentionnoun

uk   /ˈmen.ʃən/  us   /ˈmen.ʃən/
B2 [C] a short remark or written statement: The story didn't even get a mention in the newspaper. When I ordered the catalogue, there was no mention of any payment.
[S] an occasion when something or someone is mentioned: Even the mention of her name makes him blush.
[C] an occasion when a person is publicly praised for having done something, such as their job, extremely well: At the awards ceremony, Chrissie Scott got/received a special mention for her reporting on the conflict.

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(Definition of mention from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mentionverb [T]

 us   /ˈmen·tʃən/
to speak about someone or something, esp. briefly and without giving much detail: [+ (that) clause] Has he mentioned (that) he’s leaving his job? I promised never to mention her again.
mention
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈmen·tʃən/
[U] There was no mention of the robbery in today’s newspaper.
(Definition of mention from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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