Mention and Tell


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Mention verb – Make mention of.
Tell is a synonym for mention in speech topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Mention", when it comes to topics like refer to.
Nearby Words: mentioned, mentioning
Synonyms for Mention


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Mention is a synonym for tell in communicate topic. Sometimes you can use "Mention" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

people mention people tell people
wife mention wife tell wife
children mention children tell children
name mention name tell name
Other nouns: parents, time, way, characters, story, mother, father, everyone, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Truth and Lies You Didn't Ask: when a character simply doesn't tell/mention something that's particularly large, hard to avoid in conversation, or just really should have been mentioned.
  • Western Animation / Space Ghost Jan and Jace even mention that he's remarkably similar to a scary story parents tell to misbehaving children.
  • Special mention goes to Sayaka, who is never able to tell the boy she loves about being a Magical Girl because it also made her a lich.
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