Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “commendation”


noun [C/U]    /ˌkɑm·ənˈdeɪ·ʃən/
A commendation is a formal statement of praise for someone who has done something admirable.
(Definition of commendation noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of commendation

Definitions of “commendation” in other dictionaries

Translations of “commendation”

Word of the Day


When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More