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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.
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mentionverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈmen.ʃən/
B1 to ​speak about something ​quickly, giving little ​detail or using few words: I'll mention ​yourideas 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   us   /ˈmen.ʃən/
B2 [C] a ​shortremark 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 ​publiclypraised for having done something, such as ​theirjob, ​extremely well: At the ​awardsceremony, Chrissie Scott got/​received a ​special mention for her ​reporting on the ​conflict.
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