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English noun: commendation

1. commendation (communication) an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement


Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

2. commendation (communication) a message expressing a favorable opinion

SamplesWords of approval seldom passed his lips.


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)acclaim, acclamation, applause, approbation, cheer, clapping, congratulations, connivance, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, extolment, hand clapping, imprimatur, indorsement, kudos, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, recognition, sanction, secret approval, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant


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