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COMMENDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commendation mean? 

COMMENDATION (noun)
  The noun COMMENDATION has 2 senses:

1. an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
2. a message expressing a favorable opinion

  Familiarity information: COMMENDATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMENDATION (noun)


Sense 1commendation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

citation; commendation

Hypernyms ("commendation" is a kind of...):

accolade; award; honor; honour; laurels (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction)


Sense 2commendation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message expressing a favorable opinion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

commendation; approval

Context example:

words of approval seldom passed his lips

Hypernyms ("commendation" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "commendation"):

approbation (official recognition or approval)

congratulations; extolment; kudos; praise (an expression of approval and commendation)

cheer (a cry or shout of approval)

applause; clapping; hand clapping (a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together)

acclaim; acclamation; eclat; plaudit; plaudits (enthusiastic approval)

encouragement (the expression of approval and support)

permission (approval to do something)

connivance; secret approval; tacit consent ((law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing)

credit; recognition (approval)

countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; indorsement; sanction; warrant (formal and explicit approval)

testimonial; tribute (something given or done as an expression of esteem)


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