commendation

noun com·men·da·tion \ ˌkä-mən-ˈdā-shən , -ˌmen- \

Definition of commendation

1 a :an act of commending
b :something (such as a formal citation) that commends
2 archaic :compliment

Examples of commendation in a Sentence

  1. Their hard work deserves commendation.

  2. The President issued a commendation praising the volunteers for their exceptional work during the relief effort.

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First Known Use of commendation

14th century


COMMENDATION Defined for English Language Learners

commendation

noun

Definition of commendation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of praising or approving of someone or something

  • : something (such as an official letter) that praises someone publicly


COMMENDATION Defined for Kids

commendation

noun com·men·da·tion \ ˌkä-mən-ˈdā-shən \

Definition of commendation for Students

2 :an expression of approval
  • The worker's supervisor wrote her a commendation.


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