Commendation (noun)

  1. An expression of approval or admiration.
  2. A letter or statement written in support of someone or something.


Late middle english (in the sense "entrusting to the care of"): from old french commendacion, from latin commendatio(n-), from commendare "commit to the care of".


  1. The teacher gave a commendation to the student for her excellent work.
  2. He received a commendation from his commanding officer for his bravery in battle.
  3. The company received a commendation for its efforts to improve safety in the workplace.
  4. The committee gave a commendation to the city for its efforts to reduce pollution.
  5. The book received a commendation from the critics for its well-researched content.
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