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To mention something, or to be mentioned - thesaurus

Synonyms

mention

verb

to say something during a conversation, but not discuss it much or give many details

refer to

to mention someone or something when you are speaking or writing

invoke

verb

formal to mention a law, principle, or idea in order to support an argument or to explain an action

come up

to be mentioned and need to be considered

raise

verb

to mention something so that it can be discussed

allude to

to mention someone or something in an indirect way

note

verb

formal to mention something

tell of

mainly literary to mention or talk about something

touch on

to mention something when you are talking or writing

talk in terms of something

to mention a piece of information as a possibility

excerpt

verb

to provide a short piece taken from a book, article, poem, piece of music, etc.

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bandy around

to mention something a lot, usually without thinking much about what you are saying

blurt

verb

to say something suddenly and without thinking about the effect it will have, usually because you are nervous or excited

bring around

to introduce a new subject when speaking

bring back

used for saying that you are going to talk about a subject that you have already talked about

bring something to someone’s notice

to tell someone about something

broach

verb

to begin discussing something with someone, especially when you feel nervous because it may upset them

call (someone’s) attention to

to make someone notice and think about a person or thing

cite

verb

to mention something as an example, explanation, or proof of something else

cite

verb

to use a phrase or sentence from a piece of writing or speech, especially in order to support or prove something

cite

verb

legal to officially mention someone in a legal case

come/get to the point

to stop talking about unimportant details and say what is most important

come on to

to start to deal with a new subject in a discussion

come out with

to say something suddenly, usually something that surprises or shocks people

crop up

if a name or subject crops up, someone mentions it

cross-refer

verb

if a note in a book cross-refers you to another page, it tells you to look there for more information

drag into

to start talking about someone who is not connected with what you are discussing

drop

verb

to say something in an informal or indirect way

escape

verb

literary to come out of your mouth, although you did not intend it to

flag up

to mention something so that people know about it

for future reference

used for telling someone something that you feel they should know, often when you are slightly annoyed with them

get onto

to start talking about a subject

indicate

verb

to express an intention, opinion, or wish in an indirect way

instance

verb

very formal to mention an example of something

in the same breath

if you talk about two people or things in the same breath, you mention them together because they are similar

intimate

verb

formal to tell people something in an indirect way

invoke

verb

formal to mention the name of someone who is well known or well respected in order to support an argument

lay before

to offer something to someone to study, discuss, approve, etc.

lead up to

to gradually direct a conversation toward a particular subject, especially one that is difficult or embarrassing

lead with

to begin a speech, news broadcast, story, etc., with a particular story or subject

let something drop/slip

to say something important either by accident or in a way that makes it seem like an accident

list

verb

to mention or write a list of things, one after another

mean

verb

to refer to someone or something when you are talking, looking, pointing, etc. at them

mention

verb

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

pop out

if words pop out, you say them suddenly without thinking about it first

quote

verb

to give something as an example to support what you are saying

raise

verb

to make people start to think about or realize something

rake up

to mention something unpleasant that happened in the past and that someone else does not want to talk about

reference

verb

formal to mention a particular writer or piece of work

refer to

to describe something, or to be about something

return to

to go back to a subject that has already been mentioned

revert to

to start talking about something that you were talking about earlier

say

verb

to use something as a possible example

slip in

if you slip in a remark, you make sure that you say it in a conversation in a way that is not too obvious

slip into

if you slip a remark into a conversation, speech, etc., you make sure that you say it in a way that is not too obvious

take

verb

to use something in a discussion

throw

verb

if you throw something such as questions, ideas, comments, etc. at someone, you suddenly ask them or mention them

throw in

to add a remark, question, etc. in a conversation

touch

verb

to deal with a particular subject, situation, etc.

trot out

to provide an explanation, excuse, or piece of information that has been used many times before

turn to

to start thinking about or discussing something

work around to

to gradually start to talk or write about a particular subject in a conversation or piece of writing, especially because it is embarrassing

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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