[syn: approval, commendation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Commendation \Com`men*da"tion\, n. [L. commendatio.]
1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in
Need we . . . epistles of commendation? --2 Cor.
By the commendation of the great officers. --Bacon.
2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a
3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments;
Hark you, Margaret;
No princely commendations to my king? --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given
as formal public statement [syn: citation,
2: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval
seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval, commendation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "commendation":
acknowledgment, appreciation, assignment, blurb, boost, buildup,
commitment, consignment, delegation, enfeoffment, entrustment,
good word, honorable mention, hype, infeodation, infeudation, plug,
promotion, puff, recognition, relegation, remanding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COMMENDATION. The act of recommending, praising. A merchant who merely
commends goods he offers for sale, does not by that act warrant them, unless
there is some fraud: simplex commendatio non obligat.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
COMMENDATION, n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that
resembles, but do not equal, our own.