Pronunciation: (men'shun),[key] —v.t. 1. to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of: Don't forget to mention her contribution to the project. 2. to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement: He was mentioned in dispatches from the war zone. 3. not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
—n. 1. a direct or incidental reference; a mentioning: to make mention of a place. 2. formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement: Her entry in the science competition received a special mention.