Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being commended, approved, or praised; worthy of commendation or praise; laudable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy.

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  • adjective Worthy of commendation; deserving praise; admirable, creditable or meritorious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an admirable manner
  • adjective worthy of high praise

Etymologies

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From Latin commendabilis, from commendare ("to commend, intrust to"), from com- + mandare ("to commit, intrust, enjoin"), from manus ("hand") + dare ("to put").

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