Definition of Commendation

1. Noun. An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement.

Exact synonyms: Citation
Generic synonyms: Accolade, Award, Honor, Honour, Laurels
Derivative terms: Cite, Commend



2. Noun. A message expressing a favorable opinion. "Words of approval seldom passed his lips"

Definition of Commendation

1. n. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Definition of Commendation

1. Noun. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation. ¹

2. Noun. That which is the ground of approbation or praise. ¹

3. Noun. A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting. ¹

4. Noun. An award or recognition for performance; a medal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commendation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commendation

commencements
commencer
commencers
commences
commencest
commenceth
commencing
commend
commendable
commendableness
commendably
commendam
commendams
commendataries
commendatary
commendation (current term)
commendations
commendator
commendatories
commendators
commendatory
commended
commender
commenders
commendest
commendeth
commending
commends
commensal
commensal parasite

Literary usage of Commendation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"The common practice of commendation no doubt The nature largely helped in this work, and it seems certain that the nature of the process was misunderstood ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"[Wilson's commendation of Cockes; Collier's Bibliogr. Cat. ii. 629 ; Hazlitt's Handbook to the Literature of Great Britain ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1827)
"A MODIST commendation OP COCK-FIGHTING. ThU beat» cock-fighting. I have been led to these reflections by the perusal of some old and scarce tracts in the ..."

4. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"C. — commendation To that magnificent Lord • I, Since it is known ... A Prankish formula of commendation of good will has permitted me to hand myself over ..."

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