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English definition of “commendation”

commendation

noun [C or U]     /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
(Definition of commendation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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