[n] a public promotion of some product or service
[v] make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
[v] make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
[v] give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They paid attention to everything he said"
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