Search Result for "commendation":
1. an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement;
[syn: citation, commendation]
2. a message expressing a favorable opinion;
- Example: "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
[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 words; recommendation. [1913 Webster] Need we . . . epistles of commendation? --2 Cor. iii. 1. [1913 Webster] By the commendation of the great officers. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise. [1913 Webster] Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a man. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Hark you, Margaret; No princely commendations to my king? --Shak. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
commendation n 1: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement [syn: citation, commendation] 2: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval, commendation] [ant: disapproval]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, remandingBouvier'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.