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commendation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒm.enˈdeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑː.mən-/
formal praise, or an official statement that praises someone: Several of the firefighters received commendation for their bravery.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down [C] an honour such as a prize given to someone because they have done something that people admire: He was very proud when his daughter received a commendation for her achievement.Prizes, rewards and medals
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