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verb [transitive] mention pronunciation in British English /ˈmenʃ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymention
he/she/itmentions
present participlementioning
past tensementioned
past participlementioned
  1. to say something during a conversation, but not discuss it much or give many details

    He didn't mention her all evening.

    mention something to someone:

    I'll mention it to her when I see her tomorrow.

    mention (that):

    Did I mention that I've got a new job?

    it is worth mentioning that:

    I think it's worth mentioning that we did most of the work.

    1. a.
      to refer to something in a written document without giving many details

      The report mentions that the cost is higher than expected.

      mentioned above/below (=mentioned earlier or later in a document):

      The tests mentioned above were developed by doctors in Russia.

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