|1.||[ verb ] make reference to|
|Synonyms:||mention refer cite name bring_up|
: "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
|Related terms:||think_of invoke touch_on reference speak_of_the_devil cross-refer raise drag_up remember commend namedrop mention citation quotation citation mentioner|
|2.||[ verb ] make a more or less disguised reference to|
"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
|Related terms:||hint refer denote|
|3.||[ verb ] give heed (to)|
|Synonyms:||pay_attention attend hang give_ear pay_heed|
"The children in the audience attended the recital quietly" "She hung on his every word" "They paid attention to everything he said"
|Related terms:||listen fixate attention hearer attention advertence|
|4.||[ noun ] (business) a public promotion of some product or service|
|Synonyms:||advertising ad advertisement advertizing advertizement|
|Related terms:||promotion commercial circular Yellow_Pages newspaper_ad preview direct_mail advertorial mailer teaser top_billing advertise|