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MEN'TION, noun [Latin mentio, from Gr. to put in mind; Latin moneo and mind.] A hint; a suggestion; a brief notice or remark expressed in words or writing; used chiefly after make.

Make no mention of other gods. Joshua 23:7.

I will make mention of thy righteousness. Psalms 71:16.

Without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. Romans 1:9.

MEN'TION, verb transitive To speak; to name; to utter a brief remark; to state a particular fact, or to express it in writing. It is applied to something thrown in or added incidentally in a discourse or writing, and thus differs from the sense of relate, recite, and narrate. I mentioned to him a fact that fell under my own observation. In the course of conversation, that circumstance was mentioned.

I will mention the loving-kindness of the Lord. Isaiah 63:7.