Definitions for: Commendation


[n] a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
[n] an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement



Webster (1913) Definition: Com`men*da"tion, n. [L. commendatio.]
1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in
words; recommendation.

Need we . . . epistles of commendation? --2 Cor.
iii. 1.

By the commendation of the great officers. --Bacon.

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

Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a
man. --Dryden.

3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments;
greeting. [Obs.]

Hark you, Margaret; No princely commendations to my
king? --Shak.

Synonyms: approval, citation

Antonyms: disapproval

See Also: acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, approbation, award, cheer, clapping, confirmation, congratulations, connivance, content, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, hand clapping, honor, honour, imprimatur, kudos, laurels, message, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, ratification, recognition, sanction, secret approval, subject matter, subscription, substance, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant

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