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1  —as in:
a commendation for bravery
Definition an official award (as for bravery or service) — usually given as formal public statement
  • She received a letter of commendation for superior performance.
commendation = formal praise
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
  • commendation = official expression of praise
  • She received a commendation for bravery for rescuing the old woman from the burning home.
  • commendation = an official award (expressing praise)
  • Pratte and his crew were given special commendations.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • commendations = official awards expressing praise
  • But they had what remained of their army to comfort; they left him and strode among their soldiers, dispensing words of consolation to the wounded and commendations of bravery to all.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
commendations = official awards expressing praise

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2  —as in:
offered my personal commendation
Definition praise or a message expressing praise
  • The action deserves neither commendation nor condemnation.
commendation = praise
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She deserves generous commendation for her efforts.
  • commendation = praise
  • praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.
    Miguel Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Her family and friends administered comfort and commendation liberally.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • commendations = praise
  • Miss Crawford knew Mrs. Norris too well to think of gratifying her by commendation of Fanny;
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • commendation = praise
  • Fearing that Kano might be mistakenly accused of war crimes, Martindale and several other POW officers wrote a letter of commendation for him before they went home.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • commendation = praise
  • To be deriving support from the commendations of Mrs. Fraser!
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • commendations = messages expressing praise
  • They talked of William, a subject on which Mrs. Price could never tire; and Mr. Crawford was as warm in his commendation as even her heart could wish.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • commendation = praise
  • Not much commendation to them.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
commendation = praise

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