Definitions for commendationˌkɒm ənˈdeɪ ʃən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word commendation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. citation, commendation(noun)

    an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

  2. approval, commendation(noun)

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"


  1. commendation(Noun)

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

  2. commendation(Noun)

    That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

  3. commendation(Noun)

    A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

  4. commendation(Noun)

    An award or recognition for performance; a medal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commendation(noun)

    the act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation

  2. Commendation(noun)

    that which is the ground of approbation or praise

  3. Commendation(noun)

    a message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting

  4. Origin: [L. commendatio.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Eng. _con_, a josh, and _mend_, to fix up. Hence, a fixed-up josh.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.

  2. R Chamberlain:

    It is better to be well deserving without praise than to live by the air of undeserved commendation.

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