commendation commendation  /ˌkɑ mən ˈdeɪ ʃən/


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



  1. His hobbies included space exploration -- Denver was awarded a NASA commendation for his contributions, photography and aviation.
  2. With extra commendation for those who have the discipline, energy, belief in the worth of their own ideas, to share the results.
  3. At US Airways, he received a formal commendation for his efforts to improve the maintenance of the MD-80 fleets and participated in NASA research into improving runway safety.


  1. Jacksonville tug cited for aiding stricken vessel

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat Explorer has received a letter of commendation from the Chamber of Shipping of America for assisting a stricken vessel 30 miles west of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Charleston Regional Business Journal

  2. Smyrna teenager honored for saving life of four-year-old boy

    John Barkley Jr. was honored at Monday night's Smyrna Town Council meeting with a framed certificate of commendation for using CPR to save the life of a four-year-old boy who was pulled from a pool and wasn't breathing.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Smyrna Clayton Sun Times

  3. Advocate Good Shepherd cancer care earns accreditation

    The Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Center for Cancer Care received a 3 Year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Daily Herald


  1. "For most of my life I thought that doing good for someone didn't mean you would receive commendation for that act of kindness," Lewis said. "At least until now. This award touches my heart and the very depth of my soul because of who the...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Jerry Lewis Source: Newsweek

  2. Shinde said, "Power Grid also needs special commendation for completing a transmission line of about 400 circuit kilometer and a sub-station in Afghanistan under difficult working conditions, hilly terrain and snow bound area as well as difficult...
    on Jan 29, 2010 By: Sushil Kumar Shinde Source: Oneindia

  3. "From the moment he was given his own team to direct, his captaincy began to grow. Certainly, his position is not under threat. Overall, he deserves commendation not censure. Moreover his team represented the country with impressive dignity....
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Peter Roebuck Source:

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