commendation


commendation

noun

Definition 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
2
a formal expression of praise <a new novel that has received enthusiastic commendations from most of the critics>
3
commendations pl  archaic  best wishes <his Lordship extends his hearty commendations>
Related Words approval, benediction, blessing, endorsement (also indorsement); acknowledgment (or acknowledgement), citation, commendation; adulation, flattery, praise; well-wishing
Near Antonyms dig, gibe (or jibe), insult, put-down, taunt

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