Synonyms and Antonyms of commendation
1 a formal recognition of an achievement or praiseworthy deed <a firefighter who has been awarded several commendations for bravery> Synonyms acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, mention Related Words decoration, medal, ribbon; accolade, award, honor, kudo, prize, tribute; dedication
2 a formal expression of praise <a new novel that has received enthusiastic commendations from most of the critics> Synonyms accolade, citation, encomium, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon
3 commendations pl archaic best wishes <his Lordship extends his hearty commendations> Synonyms commendations [archaic], congratulations, felicitations, greetings, regards, respectsRelated Words approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, compliment; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishingNear Antonyms dig, gibe (or jibe), insult, put-down, taunt
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up commendation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).