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Definition of "commendation" []

  • The act of commending. (noun)
  • Something, especially an official award or citation, that commends. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commendation" in a sentence
  • "Granted, it is very easy to get laughs and gasps pointing out the antics of a trained monkey dressed up as a sexy candidate for public office, but let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning her state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women."
  • "I have nothing to add as this stands on its own, but I just wanted to commend where commendation is due."
  • "Let us not lose track of the fact that she is a fringe extremist with as much chance of winning state-wide election as Mel Gibson has of winning a commendation from the National Organization of Women."