com·​men·​da·​to·​ry kə-ˈmen-də-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce commendatory (audio)
: serving to commend
commendatory remarks

Examples of commendatory in a Sentence

on the basis of several commendatory letters from his teachers, the student was admitted to the advanced studies program

Word History

First Known Use

1544, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of commendatory was in 1544

Dictionary Entries Near commendatory

Cite this Entry

“Commendatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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